Palo Alto County

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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.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

 Dates to Remember

  • July 1 Livestock Fair Entry Day- all animals entries and stall fees due in office for Palo Alto County Fair-- Clay County Fair entries should be started at this time
  • July 1 Iowa State Fair Livestock/Horticulture entries due in 4honline
  • July 2 Horse Practice 6:30pm @ Fairgrounds
  • July 4th Holiday--Office closed
  • July 6 Dog Obedience Practice 4:30pm @ fairgrounds
  • July 7th Shooting Sports meeting at Sportsman Park 5:00pm
  • July 8 Clothing Event Judging 1 pm @ office
  • July 9 Horse Practice 6:30 pm @ fairgrounds
  • July 10 Iowa State Fair 4=H volunteer apps due in State Office
  • July 12 Fair Clean-up day 8:30 am until finished @ fairgrounds
  • July 12 Tasting Iowa Foods Tour Bus trip to Des Moines Leaving at 6 am.
  • July 13 Dog Obedience practice 4:30pm @ fairgrounds
  • July 13 Horse Practice 6:30pm @ fairgrounds
  • July 15 Exhibit Judging Day
  • July 17 thur 20 Palo Alto County Fair
  • July 30 Farm Leasing Meeting 9 am at the Extension Office

County News

June 19, 2014

Come enjoy a charter bus ride to Des Moines for the day. stops include Farmers Market, Machine Shed, Picket Fence Creamery and River Valley Orchard and Winery. On Sat July 12 Cost is $55.00.

May 9, 2014

Get up to date information on programsand happenings at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.

May 9, 2014
March 19, 2014

The 2014 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now online! Check out all the livestock and non-livestock fair classes. Please discard old books and use this when making all your fair entries. Read the class rules before you get to the fair!

March 7, 2014

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services. See the attached survey to find out

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 11, 2014 10:40 AM

A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant and has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a...

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