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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Story County

There’s a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a strong Iowa. That’s why we partner with Iowans and harness the resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and children to be healthy, and eventually to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a strong Iowa is what we all want.

The 4-H Food Stand Manager will manage the 4-H Food Stand during the Story County Fair July 22-26. This position will provide guidance and team support to volunteers working in the food stand, as well as help with set-up and clean-up.

  1. Read full job description.
  2. Complete job application.
  3. Submit completed application to Alison Boelman aboelman@iastate.eduor Story County Extension, PO Box 118, Nevada, IA 50201
  4. Deadline to apply March 31, 2017

Story  County Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

7th & 8th Grade Intermediate 4-H Trip to Kansas City June 7-9, 2017

Join 4-H’ers from 11 counties (Benton, Boone, Hardin, Hamilton, Humboldt, Linn, Marshall, Story, Tama, Webster and Wright) to explore Kansas City, Missouri.  Pick-up (and drop-off) points will be Traer and Story City.  The group will start at the Arabia Steamboat Museum and end the evening with a BBQ Buffet and Broadway Production Performance of The Little Mermaid at the Starlight Theater. Then explore the Sea Life Aquarium, the Hallmark Visitor Center, and the Money Museum.  Final highlights will include a Kansas Royals game and a trip to Worlds of Fun!  The cost is $265 per youth.  Adults interested in chaperoning will need to apply.  Chaperone fee is $100.  Registration and applications are due by April 10th to Story County ISU Extension & Outreach, Mary Wilkins, PO Box 118, Nevada, Iowa 50201.  Information is available at Questions may be directed to Mary Wilkins at 515-382-6551 or
Trip Brochure
Trip Application
Chaperone Application
Medication Request Form


     The 2017 Fair is July 21-26!!    

County News

March 19, 2017

Food gardening is a great way to keep some green in your pocket while also putting some greens on your table. While there are endless benefits to growing your own produce, we want to share with you the bottom line – the benefits.

March 16, 2017

Make 2017 the year to pay special attention to diversity and inclusion, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 24, 2017

ISU Collegiate 4-H has partnered with Story County Leadership Team to host a lock-in for 4-H members in 6th through 9th grades in Hardin, Marshall, Boon and Story counties.

January 3, 2017

Whatever your financial goals, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers tools that can help you move forward.

February 13, 2016

Story County Master Gardener Association is offering a $500 scholarship to graduating senior or graduates of a Story, Boone or Marshall County High School (or home- schooled student) planning to attend or attending an Iowa College, University, or Area Community College.

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