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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

County News

February 15, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach, Farm Credit Services of America, Pro Cooperative, and FSA have partnered up to present a Farm Update to local farmers. We will discuss Crop Insurance, Marketing strategies and FSA updates. Please Join us on Feb 26th at 1pm at Farm Credit Services of America in Ememtsburg. Please call Palo Alto Extension to register 712-852-2865

February 15, 2019

It is not too late!  Due to the weather this workshop has been re-scheduled for Thursday evening, March 7th from 5:30-8:00 PM in the downstairs meeting room of the Extension Office.  Join us for a fun work-shop to learn to “treat yourself” (or someone special).  Learn to make bath bombs, lip gloss, sugar scrubs, and lip scrubs and even some chocolate truffles.  Pizza will be included.  Pre-registration is required and due by Mar. 5th.  Cost is $15 and will include take-home samples and recipes. 

February 15, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension has exciting news!!!  We now have an app available for you to download on your phone. The app contains information on current programing that is being offered. It also contains links to Ag Decision Maker, 4HOnline, YQCA, Palo Alto County Fair, and Spend Smart, Eat Smart.  Go to your app store and search Palo Alto County Extension and download the app today!!!

February 13, 2019

Matt Helmers and Kris Kohl will present at a drainage workshop on Tuesday, March 5th in Emmetsburg at the VFW. This workshop will be from 10am to 3pm with lunch. Matt and Kris will discuss FInding tile with GIS, Improving Drainage Water Quality Nutrient Reduction Stategy, Design drainage system, current Drainage Research, and Surface intakes and solving side-hill seeps.  Please join us on March 5th. Cost is $25. Pre-register by calling 712-852-2865

February 13, 2019

Palo Alto County 4-H members are invited to a 4-H Bowling Party on Sunday evening, March 24th 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 two games of bowling.  For all 4-Hers in grades 4-12 - no friends, please.  Prizes will be awarded in three grade divisions.  Deadline to register is March 22nd.


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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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