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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

 

Now Accepting Applications For - Director-Small Business Development Center

ISU Extension and Outreach is accepting applications for the Director of Small Business Development Center to provide one-on-one business counseling for Iowa businesses.   For a job description and qualifications, click here.  For an application, click here.  If you have any questions or to turn in your resume, cover letter, references, and application call the Webster County Extension and Outreach office at 515-576-2119, 217 South 25th Street, Suite C12, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.  Application deadline is September 5, 2014.

 

Strengthening Families Program is for all parents and youth in 6th grade for the Fort Dodge community schools.  This is a fun and effective prevention program aimed to reduce youth problem behaviors, involves parent and middle school youth to enhance parenting skills and strengthen families.  To join our upcoming October classes you can complete and submit this online registration form, OR, complete the paper registration form and send to sschill@iastate.edu or to Webster County Extension and Outreach, 217 South 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA.

 


The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a FREE program available to families in Webster County to help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families.  Family Nutrition Program (FNP) staff work with pregnant teens, families with young children and youth. Program staff meet with participants one-on-one and in small groups. Lessons are selected depending on the needs and wants of the participants. The lessons include activities, worksheets, games, and cooking. You can request more information here, or contact Carolyn Maschino at 515-576--2119 or maschino@iastate.edu


 

 

 

 

Register for the Master Gardener Program Today!

Master Gardener is coming this September.  To register please complete this registration formand return it to the address at the bottom of the form.    Learn more at:http://www.mastergardener.iastate.edu/training.html

 

 


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. Research shows that training employees in safe food handling practice.  ServSafe is arguably the most recognized and renowned certification a food service manager can acquire to verify a complete knowledge of food safety practices.  Click on ServSafe Brochure to download the registration form, or submit your registration online.

 


 

John and Sandee Bonner were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at this years Iowa State Fair.  To read then entire release, click here.

 

 


 

The 2014 Webster County Fair will take place July 9-13.  To see 4-H Fair information, click here.  For information on the Webster County Fair and Fairgrounds, click here.

 


 

Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for the 2014 Farm Bill

 

 


 

Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works

 

 


 

Expertise Directory

Search the new ISU Extension expertise directory to find a specialist that can help you!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 25, 2014 04:54 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election...

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