County News

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!

April 6, 2018

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event. This will be an opportunity for women to network and learn from each other as while learning about conservation, green house production and cover crops.

March 27, 2018

4-H shirts are now available to order! This is the one and only time we will order this year and before fair. Orders and payments are due Thursday, April 12th by 4:30 pm to the Extension Office. 

March 13, 2018

The Clover Knowledge Escapade is the 4-H Communications Event. For the 2018 year, it will be held on Sunday, March 25th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (409 N 6th St., Estherville). It will begin at 2:00 pm with Extemporaneous Speaking and end around 5:00 pm. The Clover Knowledge Escapade is a great way to build your speaking and presentation skills, as well as be an experience that will last LIFETIME!

February 15, 2018

Join 4-Hers from North Iowa counties to dive into the arts on March 10th in Algona.  Pick two topics to explore: Media Mash-up, Design Dimensions, Ready, Aim, Shoot!, Sensational Shibori, Decorating Delicacies, 3,2,1 … Action! Everyone will make and take a kindness rock.  Lunch is included.  End your day with new friends and new skills.

February 15, 2018

Chuck McCullough from McCullough Fitting Clinics will be at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on April 14th and 15th for a completely hands on experience from daily hair care with your beef animal to preparing your animals for a show. Plan to join us!! REGISTRATION is REQUIRED by April 1st.

February 5, 2018

NEW! All youth 4th grade and up are welcome to join our very first Sensational Swine event!
MARCH 3RD from 9:45am-3:00pm. Breakout Sessions: Speaking Out For Swine, Feeding Frenzy, Top Choice - Top Lines, Pieces Of The Pork Puzzle, and Protect Your Pigs - Scavenger Hunt

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. 

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