County News

November 12, 2018

Come paint a wood sign with Diann Minion as your teacher on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm! Use it as decor for your house, your room, fair project -- you name it. Adults are welcome to paint with Emmet County 4-H'ers too!

November 9, 2018

The 12 Mile Lakers 4-H Club is challenging all other Emmet County 4-H Clubs to a food drive to fill the Emmet County Food Pantry for the holidays! All donations will be collected and counted at the 4-H Awards & Carnival on Sunday, November 25th.

November 9, 2018

The 2018 Emmet County 4-H Awards Night will be Sunday, November 25th 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.  This is a chance to acknowledge the hard work that 4-H’ers, leaders and volunteers put into making Emmet County’s 4-H program remarkably strong throughout the year.

October 25, 2018

The Summer Youth Assistant will be responsible for assisting or leading 4-H and Youth activities in Emmet County. This individual must be reliable, detail oriented, problem solver, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of teams of staff and volunteers.

For more information please see the job description.

October 8, 2018

Beef producers are reminded that by Jan. 1, 2019 they must have a current Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certificate in order to sell cattle to certain packers. To help producers comply with this requirement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Center and Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering a series of “year-end” trainings in Northwest Iowa.  

September 11, 2018

This afterschool program will introduce youth to engineering and the Engineering Design Process. Throughout the program, youth will learn about electrical engineering and work to engineer a light display that mimics the Northern Lights. Youth will engage in hands-on, real world engineering experiences and foster problem solving skills!

August 29, 2018

4-H members in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to join other 4-Hers from Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Emmet, Kossuth, Sac, & Calhoun counties on an exciting trip to the Des Moines and Ames areas. Participants will ride in charter bus to travel to West Des Moines to participate in their first adventure at an escape room. They will continue their adventure to Ames to watch the ISU Cyclone Stampede Rodeo!

August 16, 2018

The 6th Annual 4-H Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Emmet County 4-H Foundation, is Saturday, October 6th at 4:00 PM! The run will kick-off at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Events include a 1 mile run/walk, 4-mile relay (team of 4), and a 5K. NEW THIS YEAR is our THEME – “Saving the Day the 4-H Way!” All participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero.

August 13, 2018

Emmet and Palo Alto County recently completed an Aging Needs Assessment. That project is being taken to the next phase but please check out what we learned and review the results of the needs assessment. 

July 12, 2018

The Emmet County Fair will be held July 26-29th. Be sure to check out the schedule of events. 

June 27, 2018

Annie’s Project will be offered in six sessions, beginning on August 30 and ending October 4. A light meal will be served at each session at 5:30 pm and the program will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm. This program will be held at the Nazareth Lutheran Church at 401 5th Street in Armstrong.

June 21, 2018

Grain marketing is a key factor in farm profitability. Do you need tools to develop a marketing plan? Are you looking for strategies to improve a marketing plan? Or are you simply wanting to learn more about grain marketing?

Individuals who market grain are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Grain Marketing workshops put on by ISU Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto and Emmet County.

June 21, 2018

The Finances of Caregiving provides materials to assist caregivers in protecting their assets and prepare for their retirement while providing care. This five-week program, beginning September 7, will meet Friday’s at the Regional Wellness Center from 10 am to 12 pm.   

May 29, 2018

Access resources and handouts that was shared at the May 29 Delayed Planting Impacts and Next Steps Workshop. 

May 25, 2018

A summer filled with memories for a lifetime. Join us for adventures and explorations while enjoing the summer season! We have a summer filled with fun 4-H Workshops!

May 24, 2018

Emmet County Extension & Outreach will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 5th graders and older on Monday, June 11th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

May 24, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office in Emmet County is offering summer day camps for area youth again this summer.  The deadline to register is June 1st!  There are camps for all youth who have completed K-7th grade.  All camps include; snacks, lunch, crafts, games, science & math activities, recreation, experiments, outdoor activities, and tons of fun!

May 24, 2018

Are your fields too wet to plant? Do you have standing water in your fields? Do you feel you are way behind in fieldwork? Wondering how crop insurance will work if you can’t get a crop in the ground? Then maybe you should consider attending a Delayed Planting Meeting put on by Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth County Extension Offices.

May 3, 2018

Come and go day at our office to recieve assistance for animal identification in 4-H Online -- 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

April 16, 2018

The Emmet County Fair Book for 2018 is NOW available!

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