Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember:

  • April 25th - Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh-In for market lambs & meat goats - 9:00-11:00 AM @ fairgrounds
  • April 30th Family Story Teller at Graettinger Public Library 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • May 1 - Deadline for accepting new enrollments to be eligible to show at the 2015 Palo Alto County Fair
  • May 1-3 - Equine Extravaganza, Ellsworth Community College Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls
  • May 3 - Jr. Clippers 4-H Club Mtg. - 1:00-3:00 PM @ office
  • May 5-7 - EPAK Program for 4thgraders @ fairgrounds
  • May 7 - Clover Kids after school – Graettinger group – 4:00-5:30 PM
  • May 11 - 4-H Shooting Sports 4-H Club Mtg. – 6:30 PM Sportsman’s Park, Cylinder (unless instructors are in the field – watch email for possible change – will meet one week later on May 18th)
  • May 12 - Clover Kids after school – Ruthven group – 3:30-5:00
  • May 13 -  FSQA Training – 7:00-8:30 PM @ office
  • May 15 - 4-Hers for 4-H Campaign contributions due in county office
  • May 15 - Fees for Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, ROUNDUP, & CSI: Crops due in office


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 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.

November 23, 2014

Here are the slides from the Farm Bill meeting on Nov 20th.

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