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County News

March 8, 2018

Join us for a WLL Coffee Hour on March 28th from 9:30am to 11am at J and J  Ag Solutions in Esterville. NIcole Tift will present on Crop Insurance. There will be refreshments available. No cost to attend. Please pre-register by calling Emmet County Extension Office. 712-363-3434

March 8, 2018

This class will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Palo Alto County Extension Basement meeting room. Cost is $15 and you get 2 CEU'S. Please call the Extension Office 712-852-2865 to register

March 8, 2018

Mark your calendars for a fun night of making and playing with slime!  On Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM we will be holding a Slime Sensation Workshop for all 4-Hers.  We will be making 5 different kinds of slime and learning about chemical reactions.  Two to the recipes are even edible!  Pre-registration is required and due March 16th.  Cost is $10 and will include all supplies and a light snack.

February 20, 2018

All 4-H members are invited to a 4-H Bowling Party on Sunday evening, March 25th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Shamrock Lanes in Emmetsburg.  Pre-registration is required - teams will be assigned on Friday before the event.  Cost is $15/person and includes pop & pizza and 2 games of bowling.  This event is for all 4-Hers in grades 4-12 - no friends, please.  Prizes will be awarded.  Deadline to register is March 21st.  Click here for a registration form.

February 20, 2018

A Clover Kid Lock-In has been scheduled for all Clover Kids in Palo Alto County for Saturday, March 24th from 7:00 PM-midnight at the Smith Wellness Center.  Chaperones will be needed.  Everyone will be responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the center.  This event is only for Clover Kid members.  Cost is $10/person.  Pre-registration is required and is due March 21st.  Click here for registration form.

Private Pesticide Dates:                                                  

03/21/18     6:30 PM   Winnebago Forest City Titonka Savings Bank
03/21/18     9:30 AM   Clay Everly Hap Ketelsen Community Center

Iowa Dicamba Training Schedule:

Attendees need to bring their Certified Pesticide Applicator card with their number to any training sessions.
For sessions provided by BASF Corp., no pre-registration is required.
For sessions provided by Monsanto, pre-registration is required. Go to:

Mar 9 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monsanto Mason City North Iowa Area Community College,500 College Dr- Conference Center, Mason City, IA 50401
Mar 12 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monsanto Boone Boone Production Facility, 1159 S Ave-- North Break Room, Boone, IA 50036
Mar 14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monsanto Clear Lake VFW 9:00 AM,219 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Mar 15 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monsanto Calmar Northeast Iowa Community College,1625 Hwy 150, S. Wilder Business Center, rooms 104/105, Calmar, IA 52132
Mar 16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monsanto Forest City Waldorf University -Saldeson Hall,106 South 6th St, Forest City, IA 50436
Mar 31 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monsanto Clarion Red Shed Events Center 9:30 AM,908 2nd Street NW, Clarion, IA 50525


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