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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

 

 

 

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

November 29, 2016

"Successfully transferring a farm business, or any business for that matter, begins with conversations about goals - the goals of all parties involved," said David Baker, Beginning Farmer Center Farm Transition Specialist.  Many families struggle with making succession plans.  This program is designed to help farm families navigate the often difficult conversations that surround succession planning.  It provides a neutral environment to assist with communication abut goals and dreams for the future and helps families put a plan in place that will allow their farm business to span generations.

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.

October 31, 2016

This all day program to be held on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Webster County Extension and Outreach Office in Fort Dodge.  It will provide information essential for designing and planning water quality practices of bioreactors, control structures, drainage water management, saturated buffers and wetlands.  The day will focus on the design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage.

October 18, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), provides training and certification programs for commercial and private pesticide applicators in Iowa.  A private applicator is a person who applies any restricted-use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer, or on the property of other agricultural producers with whom the applicator trades services. 

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.

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