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 Dates to Remember:

  • April 16th Family Story teller at Graettinger Public Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • April 19th - Cantering 4-Hers Club Mtg. - 3:30-5:00 PM @ office
  • April 19th - 4-H County Council Mtg. - 6:30 PM @ office
  • April 20 is Annie's in Armstrong 9 am to 12pm
  • April 21st - Clover Kids after school - Ruthven group - 1:30-3:00 PM
  • April 25th - Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh-In for market lambs & meat goats - 9:00-11:00 AM @ fairgrounds
  • April 23 Family Story teller at Graettinger Public Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • April 30th Family Story Teller at Graettinger Public Library 6:30 to 7:30pm


County News

April 1, 2015

Calling all Junior 4-Hers just completing 4-6 grades - join us for an exciting trip to Omaha, NE on Wednesday, June 17th!  We will be visiting the Henry Doorly Zoo, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, and the Mormon Trail Center.  We will travel in a charter bus, have lunch at the zoo, and visit Cupcake Omaha for an afternoon snack.  Space is very limited so don't wait to sign-up!

March 24, 2015

Palo Alto County Extension is now looking for a part-time Summer Youth Assistant to work with the 4-H and youth programs in the county.  Duties will entail working with youth events such as camps and workshops, and preparing for and working at the Palo Alto County Fair.  Applications should include a one-page resume and simple cover letter.  Deadline to apply is April 10th.   

March 20, 2015

Have fun with books. Receive six books to take home. Receive activities to do at home. Learn the value of reading. Learn and practice reading skills. Family Story Teller will take place on Thursday's in April from 6:30 to 7:30pm Call now to register!!!!

March 20, 2015

This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair!  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit! 

February 24, 2015

If you are a 4-Her or FFA member and planning to show livestock at the 2015 Palo Alto County Fair or Iowa State Fair, check out the updated rules for identifying and exhibiting your animals.

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