County News

April 12, 2019

Chuck McCullough from McCullough Fitting Clinics will be at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on May 11th and 12th 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 May 1st.

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 JULY 1st.

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 2019 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 18th 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 2019 year, it will be held on Sunday, March 31st 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.

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. 

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