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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.

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2019 Palo Alto County Fair Schedule

County News

July 5, 2019

Famland leasing and land value is being held with updates on land value, cash rent rates, farm leases, family farm communication and landlord/tenant negotiations are a few subjects being covered.  Call the Palo Alto County Extension office at 712-852-2865 to register.

June 24, 2019

Mark your calendars!  Our first ever Clover Kid Day Camp is now scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13th at Meredith Park near Plover (a.k.a. Plover Pit).  This camp will be for all Clover Kids in last year's Clover Kid program from Palo Alto and Pocahontas counties.  It will run from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM.  Cost is $15 per Clover Kid.  Pre-registration is required and is due Aug. 1st.  Youth will enjoy a nature hike/hunt, learning about birds and making a bird feeder, building sand castles, having fun with bubbles, coloring a camp T-shirt, making a tile coaster, and even running through a pool noodle obstacle course - all outdoors in a beautiful camp setting!

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 6 hands sessions in a test plot north and east of Estherville. Class size is limited to 25 so call 712-852-2865 to register.

March 27, 2019

The 2019 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now on the web.  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!  See link below to access the book.

March 20, 2019

Coping with flooding

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