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March 27, 2017

On Your Own and Ok is a  workshop helps to build skills, maturity,
and confidence to safely stay home alone.
Topics discussed with your child include:
• Ideas for rules to have in place when your child is home alone.
• Setting a basic schedule you want your child to follow when home alone.
• Knowing your child’s procedure if someone comes to the door when you’re gone.
• Ideas for managing the ever-present squabbles that occur between siblings.
This workshop does not certify your child is ready to be home alone. You must make that decision as a family. Your child will leave our workday with a family workbook to guide you through discussing rules and expectations together. This will be held at the Palo Alto County Extension Office in the basement meeting room on Sat. April 22 from 9am to 2pm. Cost is $25 to cover supplies and meals. To register call the Palo Alto County Extension Office 712-852-2865 or email This class is open to all 3rd graders and up.

March 3, 2017

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach would like you to let us know how we are doing!!! We have developed a short survey that should only take you 5 minutes or less to complete. Please let us know how we are doing serving residents of Palo Alto County. Let us know what else you might be looking for or feel there is a need for. We appreciate your feedback!!! thank you for taking the time to help make us better!! Here is the link to take the survey:

March 22, 2016

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! 

December 4, 2015

If you are a 4-Her or FFA member and planning to show livestock at the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair or Iowa State Fair, check out the updated rules for identifying and exhibiting your animals.

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