County News

April 3, 2020

Please see here the most recent livestock updates

March 27, 2020

Local hospitals are seeking in-kind donations for extra personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of a COVID-19 contingency plan should other available resources become exhausted. 

March 26, 2020

2020 Sheep/Goat Weigh In Cancelled

Livestock ID Deadline MOVED to June 1

January 22, 2020

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 

October 10, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct Farm Bill: ARC/PLC & Farm Financial Decisions meeting Dec. 4th in Estherville. 

May 15, 2019

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 and Kossuth County Extension Offices.

April 10, 2019

 Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

4-H members who exhibit the following species — beef, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine — must be YQCA certified by JUNE 30th.

April 4, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County will be offering pressure canner lid checks on June 13 from 9 am to 4 pm at the office. 

April 4, 2019

Rule book for the 2020 Emmet County Fair is now available!

April 2, 2019

Gardening with Children, Childcare Provider training will be held April 29, 6:30-8:30 pm. 

March 27, 2019

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 30th by 4:30 pm to the Extension Office. 

March 27, 2019

ISU Extension and Otreach offers resoruces related to flooding. 

January 17, 2019

The Clover Knowledge Escapade is the 4-H Communications Event. For the 2020 year, WE ARE STILL PENDING A DATE, but will be 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!

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December 27, 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 2019 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:45 am 3:00 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg.

December 27, 2018

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd for first year 4-H members in Emmet County. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville. The meeting will entail the ins and outs of 4-H in Emmet County, important reminders and dates, insight to prepare for the County Fair, and how to be a successful 4-H’er.

December 13, 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.

November 29, 2018

Market beef weigh-in for the 2019 Emmet County Fair will be December 15th. Location of weigh in is Gary Madden's -- 5150 240th St., Ringsted, IA 50578. PLEASE note that it is ONLY 1 day.

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.

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