Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember:

  • Sept. 1 Rural Women of North Iowa Meeting on Agronomy 101 @ 6pm @ Hillcrest in Graettinger
  • Sept. 7 Office Closed Lador Day Holiday
  • Sept 12-20 Clay County Fair
  • Sept 15 4 -H Online open for re-enrollments
  • Sept 15 4-H Record Books due to club leaders
  • Sept 20 Pedal with Pete at the Fairgrounds 2pm
  • Sept 22 Monte Thompson Progressive Ag Safety Day @ fairgrounds
  • Sept 29 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop 6 to 8 pm @ office

County News

August 27, 2015

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 6:00 PM and learn to make a paracord survival bracelet for you or a friend.  Not only are they fashionable but can also be unraveled for a survival cord.  Cost will be $8.00 with all supplies provided.  Pizza and pop will also be included.  Pre-registration is required.  This easy and fun workshop will be held at the Palo Alto County Extension Office in the meeting room downstairs. 

August 19, 2015

Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 PM - Registration will be from 1:30-2:00 PM in the open air pavilion on the fairgrounds.  This event is organized by the 4-H County Council to help raise money for research for cerebral palsy.  Anyone who can ride a bike is invited to pedal for a cure!  Participants will be asked to ride on a designated route but will be able to ride as many of the miles as they would like.  The whole route is approximately 11 miles.  Refreshments will be served and prizes awarded after the completion of the ride.

August 14, 2015

This is a networking group for women involved in Agriculture. Our first meeting is Sept. 1 at the Hillcrest in Graettinger at 6pm. Melissa Bockman will be our presenter on  Agronomy 101. Please Call today and register. Bring a friend a register for a door prize!!

July 31, 2015

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach no longer has a P.O. Box. Please make sure to address all correspondence with our physical address 2008 10th Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536

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