Story County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Story 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.  

Read about the ways ISU Extension and Outreach meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make Story County a better place to live.

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Email, mail, or drop off a cover letter, resume and application to Alison Boelman, County Administrator:                       , 220 H Avenue, Nevada, IA 50201.  A resume does not take the place of an application. AA/EOE

Summer day camps will be offered June - August in Ames and Nevada. 


Learn more about the exciting camps being offered!

County News

April 26, 2016

Nonprofit Management Workshop sessions will take place June 23, August 25 and October 27 of 2016. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

April 26, 2016

Women Marketing Grain Series

A four-session meeting series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans starting Thursday evening, June 2 at the DMACC Hunziker Center located at 1420 S. Bell Avenue in Ames. Classes are 6-9 p.m. with a free meal served at 5:30 p.m. Registration for this series is $75 with a deadline of May 26.

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

People from 14 states contributed handmade squares to “yarn bomb” an Ames building. ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Jennifer Drinkwater explains the result: Intertwine, public art that engages Iowans.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

May 25, 2016 04:03 PM

The sycamore tree is one of Iowa’s largest trees, found mainly in the eastern and southern parts of the state. It’s a great...

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