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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Palo Alto County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to Palo Alto County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, researched-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

Office Hours: 9:00AM to 4:30PM - Monday through Friday



Needing Manure Certification?  Call 712-852-2865 to set up a time.

County News

Private Pesticide area schedule
December 4, 2019

Private Pesticide certification season is approaching.  Attached is the schedule for area sessions.

2018 Farm Bill Sessions
December 4, 2019

These sessions address farm financials and stress, along with decision-making strategies.Attached are dates and locations of area sessions.

October 28, 2019

4-H members of all ages are invited to to a countywide candy workshop on Saturday, Dec. 14th, from 9:00-2:00 at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.  We will be learning to make some simple Christmas candies and putting together a container for each participant to take home to their families.  Cost is $20.00 and will include pizza for lunch.  Pre-registration is required with a maximum of 20 participants.  Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 9th.

March 27, 2019

The 2019 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now on the web.  This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair.  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit!  See link below to access the book.

March 20, 2019

Coping with flooding

To find information about dealing with flooding go to For specific information regarding beef cattle go to


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Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.

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