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County News

June 7, 2018

All 4-Hers are invited to partner with an adult and enter our “Bucket of Junk” Contest.  Come to our rule meeting on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 PM in the Extension Office meeting room to learn the details of the contest and to pick up your 5-gal. bucket of junk.  Limit of 7 participants – first come, first serve basis.  Participants will be challenged to weld junk into something creative (lawn ornament, decoration, something useful, etc.).  Projects should come to the fair and be judged just like other static exhibits.  A cash prize will be awarded to the top creation!

May 29, 2018

If you missed the Delayed/Preventive Planting Meetings  Here is the links to the materials presented.

Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions Spreadsheet 

Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions PDF

Final crop planting dates Corn May 31  Soybeans June 15.

Late Planting period  for Corn June 1- 25.  Late Planting Date for Soybeans June 16 to July 10th.

May 9, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19th from 5:30-7:00 PM Extension will be offering a Pay It Forward - Take & Bake Workshop for all 4-Hers.  The workshop will be held in the downstairs meeting room of the Extension Office.  Participants will prepare a main dish and a side.  They will make enough so that they can take some home to their families and have some to give away to a family/friend of their choice.  There will be a limit of 7 youth so registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no cost for this workshop since we received a donation to cover all ingredients.  Snack for the evening will include samples of the prepared food.  Pre-registration is required and is due June 15th. 

April 20, 2018

Ladies, if you are interested in learning more about agronomy in the field you are welcome to join Angie Rieck-Hinz in a 5 series event starting May 23. Please call Holly Frerk 712-335-3103 to register. There is no charge due to great sponsors.

March 28, 2018

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! 

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