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

County News

February 12, 2020

A Clover Kid Lock-In has been scheduled for all Clover Kids in the county for Saturday, March 28th from 7:00PM-midnight at the Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg. Chaperones will be needed. Everyone will be responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the center. This event is only for Clover Kid members in Palo Alto County. Cost is $10/person. Pre-registration is required and is due March 25th.

February 12, 2020

All 4-H members are invited to a 4-H Bowling Party on Sunday evening, March 22nd from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shamrock Lanes in Emmetsburg. Pre-registration is required—teams will be assigned on Friday before the event. Cost is $15/person and includes pop & pizza and two games of bowling.  This event is for all 4-Hers in grades 4-12—no friends, please. Prizes will be awarded. Deadline to register is March 20th.

February 12, 2020

All Palo Alto County 4-Hers are invited to participate in a Terrarium Workshop on Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Willow Tree Garden Center in Emmetsburg.  Each participant will complete a terrarium to take home.  Come and learn about succulents and how to care for them from the owner of the center, Erica Janssen.  Cost is $20 and will include all materials and a snack.  Pre-registration is required and due March 6th so an adequate amount of supplies can be purchased.

January 24, 2020

The annual 4-H Lock-In for all Palo Alto County 4-Hers (grades 4-12) will be held Friday, February 28th from 7:00-midnight at the Authur & Audrey Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg.  Chaperones will be needed.  Everyone will be responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the center.  Pre-registration is required.  Deadline to register will be Wednesday, February 26th.  This is the lock-in that was postponed in January due to weather.

Private Pesticide area schedule
December 4, 2019

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


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