County News

April 10, 2017

Spreading rumors, telling mean jokes and shoving are bullying behaviors that might be seen and heard on any school playground. Although bullying is a common part of childhood, it isn’t “normal.” It’s a serious problem that can limit the ability of children, both those who bully and their victims, to progress academically, socially and emotionally, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 30, 2017

The 4-H History Committee is accepting Story County nominations for the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. The individual or couple selected from Story County will be honored at the Iowa State Fair.

Award winner Jackie Runyan
March 30, 2017

Graduation was held on Monday, March 20, 2017 for individuals who met the Master Gardener class requirements offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Story County Master Gardener Association along with Story County Extension and Outreach hosted the evening program and dinner at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

March 29, 2017

Susan Wolfe, ISU Master Gardener since 2010, shares her story of the Angel Garden. Susan was the Top Volunteer award winner in Story County and Top 10 winner across the State with 1360 volunteer hours in 2016!

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.

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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?

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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 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.”

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January 27, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers nutrition classes to families on limited incomes with children under age 10 or who are expecting a child.

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January 27, 2017

When a couple has a healthy relationship, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have agreater opportunity to flourish, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 17, 2017

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January 17, 2017

The Story County Master Gardener Association (SCMGA) was honored recently to present donations to various central Iowa organizations.  SCMGA promotes interest in horticulture and conservation and preservation of natural resources.  All members have graduated the Master Gardener Program thru Iowa State University Extension service and continue to work closely with them to achieve these goals.

January 3, 2017

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

December 6, 2016

Indoor flowering plants highlighted in calendar that also features garden tips

November 22, 2016

Five Story County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They areTim Couser-Nevada, Megan Jedlicka-McCallsburg, Melissa McEnany-Ames, Leonard Foley-Huxley and MaryAnn Gardner-Nevada.

September 12, 2016

Mary Wilkins began her work with ISU Extension and Outreach-Story County as the County 4-H Youth Coordinator over 14 years ago. During that time, Mary has created a vibrant 4-H program that has over 400 enrolled 4-H’ers in grades 4-12 in addition to 175 enrolled 4-H Clover Kids in Kindergarten through third grade. 

Katelyn Blake, CYC and Katie Williams, PA
June 29, 2016

Two new staff join the Story County Extension team in time for county fair.  While they both have 4-H and county fair experiences, this will be their first Story County Fair.  Katelyn Blake joins the team as the County 4-H Youth Coordinator and Katie Williams as Program Assistant.

           

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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