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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 - Friday


The Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach office will be closed

May 27th, in observation of Memorial Day

County News

May 21, 2019

Are your fields too wet? Are you wondering what to do with crop insurance? Then you need to attend the Delayed Planting meetings that are scheduled around the area.

May 21, 2019

Would you like to learn about stages of growth of corn and soybeans, weed managment, soil health, crop disease and much more? Then join for us for Women-N-Agronomy this summer. It will be 7 hands sessions in a test plot north and east of Estherville. Class size is limited to 25 so call 712-852-2865 to register

May 1, 2019

Come join us for another fun evening of sign painting on Tuesday evening, June 4th from 6:00-8:30 PM in the Extension Office (downstairs meeting room).  There is one main design using three boards with lots of options to make it your own.  Kim Hohensee of Painted Creations will again be teaching the workshop.  Pre-registration will be required so Kim has time to make the stencils.  This will be open to all 4-Hers and any family members who want to paint.

April 18, 2019

Do you need to get yoour Beef Quality Assurance training or renew it? Truckers that haul cattle do you need to get your Beef Quality Aaassurance Transporatation Training? You are in luck both these training will be offered on Wednesday, June 12 at ILCC. BQA will be from 10 am to 12pm and BQAT will be from  1:30 to 3:30pm. You must pre-register for both of these classes. You can do so by calling 712-852-2865. Most packers will be requiring truckers to have BQAT by January 1, 2020. There is no cost to attend these classes.

April 16, 2019

4-Hers in grades 4-6 from Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Emmet, Calhoun, Sac, and Kossuth counties will have the opportunity to travel by charter bus to Des Moines for a fun-filled day.  First stop will be the Blank Park Zoo.  Then we will board the bus and travel to the Science Center of Iowa to explore the many science displays and hands-on activities.  Following the Science Center we will visit the Kids Warrior Gym where 4-Hers can compete in some physical challenges.  After the Warrior Gym experience we will head for home, stopping for ice cream and supper along the way.  Pre-registration is required.  Seats are limited due to the number of counties included so don’t wait to sign up!  Deadline is May 29th or as soon as all spots on bus are taken.


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