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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.


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
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County News

February 16, 2017

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers.  There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age appropriate toys and activities, safety, and basic first aid and rescue breathing.  All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries

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February 8, 2017

It will get started on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church.  4-H staff and volunteers will introduce 4-H and activities to families.  The annual 4-H youth development fee for brand new members of this brand new club this program year is being sponsored by the Story County 4-H Foundation this year.

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February 6, 2017

Do you need trustworthy information on financial topics?  “Of course you do!” says Barb Wollan, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance.  “Everyone needs trustworthy financial information, no matter what their age, income, or financial experience. The world of finances is always changing, so even if you already know a lot about money, you always have more to learn.”

January 31, 2017

The local attendance site is the Story County Extension Office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 21 and $45 after Feb. 21 including scheduled reshows. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Katie Williams at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Story County by phoning 515-382-6551.

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