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 Dates to Remember

  • July 18th Fair Clean Up 8:30am  unitl Finished
  • July 21st Pre-Fair Judging Day from 9 to Noon
  • July 22nd Beef Weigh-in 6-8:30pm
  • Jluy 23rd Horticulture Judging 9:30am to Noon in Exhibits Building
  • July 23rd to 26th Palo Alto County Fair
  • July 24th Spend Smart Eat Smart 3:00pm at Old School House on the Fairgrounds
  • July 25th Cake Wars at 2pm under open air pavilion
  • July 29th Clay County fair Entries Due in County Office
  • July 29th Farm Land Leasing Meeting 9 am at Extension Office

County News

July 16, 2015

Join us Wednesday, August 5 from 6:30 to 8:30pm to learn about Preserving 101!!! This will be held at  Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach  Office. Cost is $10.00 Call 712-852-2865 to register!!!!  Preserving is a lost art that is coming back. Come and learn the proper and safe way to preserve!!!

July 6, 2015

Farm  Land Leasing meeting is July 29, 2015 at 9am at the Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach in Emmetsburg.

Please call and pre-register and the cost is $20 walk-ins the day of is $25. 712-852-2865

July 6, 2015

Spend Smart Eat Smart is a program that will take place on Friday, July 24th at 3pm in the Old School House.

Come learn how to identify three strategies to strectch your food dollar while improving nutrient density. Participants will also be working on snack planning worksheets to help with choose healthy snacks to eat. They will learn to use unit pricing when shopping to get more for their money.

During the workshop you will be exposed to some healthy recipes and be able to take some recipes home with you. You will also have the chance to make a snack mix and an orange smoothie.

July 6, 2015

Cake Wars is a new program for the Palo Alto County Fair. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the Extension Office and complete the quesions. Each question is worth points and those points are used to buy items for you to use to decorate your 8 inch cake.The cake decorating will take place on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 2 pm under the open air pavilion. You can pick up scavenger hunt lists at Extension Office on Monday, July 20th. You can grab a friend or a parent and have a partner to do this project with.

May 11, 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! 

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