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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.

Palo Alto County Extension office is open Monday - Friday   

9:00AM to 4:30PM


Bring your facecovering and please use the handicap ramp on the south side of our building.  Do not enter if not feeling well.


*Pre-registration required for ALL Pesticide and Manure training - call 712-852-2865.

County News

January 4, 2021

Help us by volunteering to sew a few face coverings for us to donate to our local schools!  Need a sewing machine - come check out one of ours!  We will also be putting together kits which will include a half yard of fabric, thread, elastic, and printed pattern.  Kits will be available the week of January 12th.  Call and reserve a kit today!  Sewers of all ages are welcome!

Face covering pattern with multiple sizes available here:

December 4, 2020

Palo Alto County Extension & Outreach has put together a new set of 4-H workshops for this winter that are going to be offered to all 4-Hers in the county.  The workshops will have an "in-person" option and a "take & make" option.  Space will be limited for "in-person" option to allow for physical distancing.  All registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis with payment.  Registrations are due 2 weeks before each workshop so supplies can be ordered as needed.  Sign up now so you don't miss out on some fun projects!  Non-4-Hers are welcome for an additional $2 fee/workshop.

October 26, 2020

Thanks to the PACGDC for the supprting grant funds!

July 27, 2020

Click here to see a photo slide show of the 2020 Palo Alto County Fair.  Congratulations to our exhibitors for their hard work and great projects!

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