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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.

 

 

 

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AnswerLine                                       1-800-262-3804

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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

July 26, 2016

There are many summer activities that have us outside for extended periods.  With warmer temperatures, we should consider the additional water our bodies lose.  If you don't replace the water you lose, you will become dehydrated.  Children and older adults are especially at risk for becoming dehydrated due to the way their body responds to hot temperatures.  It is important for everyone to prevent dehydration by drinking water throughout the day.  Do not wait until symptoms appear to start drinking water.

July 21, 2016

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented, and the percentage of farmland rented has increased over time due to the changing demographics of farmland owners.  Iowa farmland cash rental rates decreased overall this past year.  Farmland values have also decreased. Webster Co. Extension & Outreach is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on August 18th, at 9:00 a.m. to address questions that land owners, tenants, or other interested individuals have about farmland leasing

July 17, 2015

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 10 years with more than 900 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

Visitors will enjoy $70,000 of improvements to the Discovery Garden during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 11-21. It’s a prime example of how the Polk County Master Gardeners – and ISU Extension and Outreach – serve and give back to Iowans through education and engagement.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 28, 2016 03:07 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist D. Allen Pattillo will host an Aug. 3 webinar where James Shelton, University of Georgia...

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