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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.

   2017 Webster County Fair Information




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

June 20, 2017

Food and nutrition exhibits involve fun and engaging food science and nutrition experiments such as planning a recipe, purchasing/comparing cost analysis, examing food characteristics, serving tasty and nutritious meals as well as discovering interaction of various food ingredients in a recipe. However, exhibits should be prepared with food safety in mind. Using unsafe ingredients or recipes could cause judges who evaluate exhibits to become ill.  A NEW publication offers guidelines to help 4-H youth select an acceptable product for an exhibit, find an approved recipe source, and identify the appropriate preparation method.

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June 14, 2017

Are you growing a garden and want to preserve the bounty of your harvest?

Do you want to learn how to preserve food but don't know where to begin?

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June 14, 2017

Workshop to answer transition and estate planning questions and help farm families prepare for the future. 9:30 - 3:30 p.m. Advanced registration required. $50 per person which includes lunch and materials. Pre-register by calling the Webster County Extension Office by July 25.

Women Marketing Grain
May 9, 2017

Webster County Extension will offer networking program that empowers farm women to develop successful grain marketing plans.

May 5, 2017

This popular publication shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain.    

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

June 7, 2017 11:17 AM

A pair of educators stepped in to fill a void caused by a lack of agriculture education in northwest Iowa – and the results have...

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