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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hamilton County

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We take the university’s research and turn it into learning opportunities for Iowans.


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ISU Extension & Outreach Hotline Numbers-
Iowa Concern-- Counselors Available-Stress Management, Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions---1-800-447-1985         Phone is answered all hours, all days.
Answer Line--Questions relating to home & family---1-800-262-3804
Hortline--Lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions---515-294-3108
Teen Line--Personal & health-related information and referral---1-800-443-8336
Beginning Farmer Center--Resources to help the next generation of farmers---1-877-232-1999

County News

November 3, 2016

Many families struggle with making succession plans.  This program is desinged to help farm families navigate the often difficult conversations that surround sucession planning.  It provides a neutral environment to assist with communication aobut goals and dreams for the future and helps families put a plan in place that will allow their farm business to span generations.

January 18, 2017

Free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers is again this year available in Webster City and Ellsworth.  Federal and Iowa tax returns are prepared and filed electronically by IRS-certified volunteers.

January 9, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Hamilton County will be hosting a STEM school out day program called “FLEX: Blown Away through Wind Energy” on Friday, January 27th (this is a No School / Professional Development Day for Webster City, Stratford & Northeast Hamilton School districts) from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Hamilton County Extension Office.

December 12, 2016

In honor of our 100th Anniversary in 2017 we are trying to identify all the 4-H clubs that have existed in Hamilton County in that time.  Check out our list and call our office at 832-9597 if you know of any that we haven't included!

December 2, 2016

Hamilton County will be offering manure applicator tranings beginning in January.

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