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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Webster County

This web-site is designed to help you make informative decisions that affect your family, home, community, business, or farm.  You  can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information an education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.




Office Hours:

 Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm


Finding Answers Now: 

Unexpected events, such as natural disasters or economic downturns impact margins, but also have an impact far beyond the farm. There is a human side to the economic stress. As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, these resources provide information to help you cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.


ISU Hotline Numbers-

AnswerLine                                       1-800-262-3804

Iowa Concern                                    1-800-447-1985

Teen Line                                           1-800-443-8336

Healthy Families                               1-800-369-2229

Beginning Farmer Center               1-877-232-1999

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County News

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck
February 15, 2017

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime? This important question will be addressed in a two-part workshop scheduled for Mondays, March 20 & 27. The workshop is a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Citizens Community Credit Union, and will be held from 5:30 -7:45 at the credit union, with a light supper provided.

February 2, 2017

As American life expectancy increases, it is increasingly likely that adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative.  Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities, including dealing with financial and legal issues, and balancing the nees of all involved.  Finances of Caregiving, a new five-art series from ISU Extension and Outreach will be Tuesdays from March 7th through April 4th at the Webster County Extension office.

February 2, 2017

The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional conferences at four Iowa locations February 20th - 22nd and February 24th.     

Swine health, a swine market outlook, and barn safety will be three of the subjects discussed.                   

November 29, 2016

You and your parents are invited to attend the Strengthening Families Program.  It's fun & free!  Evening meals are provided and free child care is provided for younger siblings.  Students receive $3 each week they attend.  This program has been successful over the past 14 years with more than 1000 families participating from the Fort Dodge area.

March 12, 2015

Did you know that there are estimated 76 million food borne illnesses each year and 225 to 300 million cases of acute gastroenteritis? That figures out to be once a year for each of us.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 24, 2017 02:27 PM

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by...

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