County News

January 8, 2018

Area youth competed in one of the two 4-H National Horse Judging Contests … Western National Roundup, in Denver, CO January 4-7, 2018.  Mackenzie Berkland, Ruthven; Skyler Morphew, Bancroft; Ariana Umscheid, Terril and Madison Strief from Dubuque County, represented Iowa 4-H. They placed 5th as a team in the performance (riding) classes, 1st as a team in Oral Reasons, and first as a team overall.  Teams came to compete in this contest from across the nation and Canada.

January 5, 2018

Beef is a year-round favorite, from grilling burgers in the summer, to enjoying a hearty stew in the winter.  4-H and FFA youth in grades 4th 12th are invited to join us for the 2018 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:45 am 3:00 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg.

January 5, 2018

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd for first year 4-H members in Emmet County. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

January 3, 2018

Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade, in which they will participate in hands-on activities to help build different life skills. The program will be run from February to May in which we will meet one day each month. At each session, the children will make a project in which they can take to the Emmet County Fair in July.

December 14, 2017

We are looking to hire a Summer Youth Assistant Position. 

December 13, 2017

Make plans to start 2018 more informed on your financial management and discover the best practices for making plans for the future. ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County along with the Estherville Public Library are offering a series of financial classes that will be held at noon each Wednesday in the month of January.  

December 1, 2017

Emmet County Extension & Outreach will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 5th graders and older on Thursday, December 28th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. It will be held at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. 

December 1, 2017

Market beef weigh-in for the 2018 Emmet County Fair will be December 9th. Location of weigh in is Gary Madden's -- 5150 240th St., Ringsted, IA 50578. PLEASE note that it is ONLY 1 day this year.

November 27, 2017

Upcoming Private Pesticide Trainings to be held in Northwest Iowa. 

November 20, 2017

This class will be held at the Northstar Bank, 2202 Central Ave in Estherville.  Cost is $150.00. This eight-hour program aims to train food service professionals about food safety requirements and best practices to meet them.

November 6, 2017

The 2017 Emmet County 4-H Awards Night will be Sunday, November 19th at the Forest Ridge School in Gruver, Iowa. The Carnival activities will begin at 6:00 p.m. for people of all ages to enjoy, and the Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

October 12, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Emmet County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. 

October 9, 2017

Emmet County 4-H members in grades 4-12 are invited to participate in a Visual Arts Workshop. We will spend the afternoon making fall wreaths, learning about design elements and art principles, and making new friends. 4-H’ers will leave with a completed 4-H exhibit!  Workshop is limited to the first 10 youth.

September 28, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a training opportunity for professionals who directly serve families in north central Iowa. 

September 13, 2017

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Emmet County is accepting applications for an Office Assistant. 

August 31, 2017

The 5th Annual Glowing 4-H Foot Race, a fundraiser for the Emmet County 4-H Foundation, is Saturday, September 30th at 7:00 PM! The race will kick-off at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Races include a 1 mile run/walk, 4-mile relay (team of 4), and a 5K.

August 24, 2017

Winter family of Estherville, was recognized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as land grant legacy families at the Iowa State Fair. 

August 11, 2017

On August 21, a solar eclipse will cross the continental United States.  In Iowa, people will be able to experience a partial eclipse with more than 90% of the sun in the moon’s shadow.

July 17, 2017

The 2017 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa survey conducted by Iowa State University showed that farmland cash rental rates declined for the fourth consecutive year. A Farmland Leasing and Land Values workshop will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Graettinger at 9 am on August 17.  

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