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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
Trip Brochure
Trip Application
Chaperone Application
Medication Request Form

County News

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.

February 24, 2017

The day will begin with a tour of the Iowa State Judicial Center at 9 a.m. Followed by a tour of the capitol and meeting with legislators.

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February 23, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

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.

Brian Zeigler
January 31, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County will offer a QuickBooks for Farms and Businesses course to anyone interested in learning how to use QuickBooks for their business on Monday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The program will be presented at the Story County Extension and Outreach Office at 220 H Ave in Nevada.

The February 21 class is full.

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