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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Webster County

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 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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Webster County Fair - July 13th - 17th

4-H Static Exhibit Judging - Tuesday, July 12th
4-H Educational Presentations,Extemporaneous Speaking, Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue & $15 Challenge Judging - Saturday, June 25th

County News

May 10, 2016

More than just camping - a learning experience in the great outdoors is the 2016 Iowa 4-H summer STEM camps held at the Iowa 4-h Center, Madrid, IA.  Space is limited.  Visit extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping for more information and registration.

April 15, 2016

If you are a 4-H'er in grades 4th-6th, and like challenges, wildlife and learning more about nature, this is the camp for you!  Come join in the fun and discover places you've never been and meet new friends from Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Webster and Wright counties. 4-H Jr. Camp is held at the State 4-H Center near Madrid and is from June 15th - 17th.  Space is limited,  register early so you don't miss out!

March 7, 2016

Agronomy in the Field for Women has started. We will meet again at our usual time, 5:45 p.m.  Our discussion on this evening will focus on water quality, and specifically on practices looking at nitrogen management.  ISU Extension Water Quality Specialist Jamie Benning will lead our discussion and we will look at some of the practices at the Smeltzer Farm including the oxbows and the bioreactor.  Will will also take a quick look at the corn and beans.  If you are interested in attending, click on Agronomy in the Field for Women.

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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