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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Palo Alto County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to Palo Alto County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, researched-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

 Dates to Remember:

  • May 2 - Clover Kids after school - Graettinger group - 4:00-5:30 PM
  • May 2 - Exploring With Lego Robots - 4:00-6:00 PM @ office
  • May 3 - Clover Kids after school - Ruthven group - 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 5 - Raising School Ready Readers @ West Bend Public Library 6- 7:30pm
  • May 10-12 - EPAK at the Fairgrounds
  • May 15- Deadline for all animals IDS to be entered in 4h online(with exceptions of rabbits and poultry --July 1st for those)
  • May 15- Fees for Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Roundup due in office
  • May 18- FSQA Training 7 -8:30pm @office
  • May 18--First Horse Practice 6:30- 8:30pm @ fairgrounds
  • May 23-- Come & Go Leaders MTG 5 to 7pm @ office to pick up all fair forms
  • May 25-- Poultry Workshop 7- 8:30pm @ office

County News

May 2, 2016

Poultry Workshop on May 25 from 7-8:30pm at the Palo Alto County Extension and Office

May 2, 2016

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach is celebrating 100yrs!!! To help with our celebration we are putting together a cookbook. We know we have a lot of great cook out there--both adults and youth. Please hlep us by submitting your favorite recipe to Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach 2008 10th Street or or Deadline is Sept 1st. Remember to include the source of the recipe.

May 2, 2016

Iowa Food Tour 2016 Saturday June 11, 2016. We will be going to the Des Farmer's Market, the Machine Shed for Lunch, Picket Fence Creamery, Prairieland Herbs and Plum Creek Winery. This is a full day trip of food, shopping, learning and FUN!!!!! Please join us to register call the office 712-852-2865 or email

April 30, 2016

Calling all Intermediates for a fun filled day to Cedar Falls/Waterloo Area. You will be visiting the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, Grout Mueseum, Lost Island Waterpark and Crossroads Mall. Don't miss out on this fun filled trip. This fun filled trip will take place on Tuesday, June 28th.

Get registered today!!!

April 30, 2016

Attention all Junior 4-Her's. Our annual Junior Camp will be held on Thursday, June 9 at Meredith Park--(Plover Pit). You will be learning about Native Americans, making a Dream catcher, doing archery, canoeing, leather craft and looking at insect zoo. Don't miss out register today at the Palo Alto County Extension Office

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H county youth coordinator Caleb Carver tells how kids enjoy hands-on learning in a community garden and describes one child’s excitement about bringing home food for her family. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

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