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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

Office will be closed Friday, April 19th.

County News

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April 18, 2019
This highly interactive three-session program is designed to help participants recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), to understand what causes PD, and how treatments work. The program will also describe what therapeutic activities can be done in the home.
Each 45-minute session will be led by ISU Extension and Outreach Field Specialist, Brenda Schmitt,  who is a trained class leader.
April 18, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension Office will offer a Child Care Nutrition class on  Move for Thought Pre-K Child Care Provider Training. This class will be held on Monday, Monday 20, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. You will earn 2 CEU's for attending. The cost is $15.00

To register  or call Palo Alto County Extension 712-852-2865

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.

April 8, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto County now has an opening for a 4-H/Extension Summer Intern.  This is a part-time, temporary position from May to August with hours ranging from 28-40 hours a week for approximately 10 weeks.  For more information see the job description below.

Job Description


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