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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.


  • 4-H Food Stand Manager

Position Description

  • Program Assistant

Position Summary

  • County 4-H Youth Coordinator

Position summary
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!

Join the Master Gardens Plant Sale Extravaganza - May 6-8

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

4-H county youth coordinator Caleb Carver tells how kids enjoy hands-on learning in a community garden and describes one child’s excitement about bringing home food for her family. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

May 5, 2016 09:06 AM

Planting flowers to improve a home landscape is an excellent first step. But what happens when they don’t bloom properly –...

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