County News

Farmland Leasing Flyer
June 1, 2017

Farmland Leasing Meetings coming to 12 Central Iowa Sites this Summer!

May 22, 2017

Caring for a loved one can deplete both time and emotional resources. Contact us to schedule a Powerful Tools for Caregivers for your group!

2017 Cash Rent Survey
May 8, 2017

The 2017 Cash Rent Survey results have been released!

May 5, 2017

4-H Communication Contest Results

Story County 4-H’ers participated in the Story County 4-H Communication Contest held April 29th at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames. 

May 5, 2017

The 2017 ISU Herbicide Research Program Field Day will be held on June 22 at the Curtiss Farm located on South State Street in Ames, IA.

May 5, 2017

Story County ISU Extension and Outreach will be providing programming at the Little Cyclone Camp in Ames and Food for Thought in Nevada this summer.  Ames participants will explore STEM while Nevada participants will explore Gardens. To learn more, visit http://www.uwstory.org/

Money Talk Flyer
May 2, 2017

This five-part series provides a comprehensive overview of key financial issues, including insurance, investing, retirement planning, and legal issues.  Lifelong financial security is particularly challenging for women, due to longer life expectancies and other factors. 

2017 Iowa Honey Queen, Carly Raye Vannoy  Photo Credit: Iowa Honey Producers
May 1, 2017

Story County Extension and Outreach welcomes Carly Raye Vannoy, 2017 Iowa Honey Queen! Starting at 6:30pm on May 31 at the Story County Extension Office, Carly Raye will present ‘Honey: Nature’s Liquid Gold’ and ‘Pollinators, Please!’

May 1, 2017

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Malisa Rader a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 24, 2017

A Babysitting Basics class for youth completing fifth and sixth grade will be offered by Story County ISU Extension and Outreach on June 16.  The class will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  There will be a $25 program registration fee.

Program Logo
April 24, 2017

Looking for a wellness program for your staff or group? ISU Extension and Outreach has a program available at no cost – “What About Me? My Wellbeing?” Contact Malisa Rader at mrader@iastate.edufor more information.

David Brown, Rich Wrage, Dr. Cathann Kress
April 19, 2017

Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter at Iowa State University recognized extension professionals for meritorious service and distinguished partners for their extension promotion across the state at their awards banquet on March 26. Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter is an honor society representing extension professionals. The honor society annually recognizes meritorious service members and distinguished partners that have helped promote extension work in their community and across the state.

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.

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.

Image Malisa Rader
February 23, 2017

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

Garden
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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