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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.

Job Postings:

 Webster County Office is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time Summer Aide to assist 20 hours per week with various office activities from May 31 – July 29.  Qualification include a minimum of a high school diploma, knowledge of 4-H, strong communication and organizational skills, up-to-date computer and technology skills, and ability to work some evenings and weekends.  Submit application with references to the Webster County Extension & Outreach office by Monday, February 15, 2016.  In accordance with ISU Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy, a background check will be completed on the selected applicant.  Webster County Extension & Outreach is an EEO/AA Employer.

2016 Summer Aid Application (PDF file) & 2016 Summer Aid Job Description (PDF file)      



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

January 19, 2016

Growing quality transplants is the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Webster County Extension Office 217 South 25th St., Suite C12, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4676.  The workshop will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the Extension and Outreach office in Fort Dodge.  Sessions will focus on growing medium, insect and disease management, watering and fertilization, lighting, and hardening off transplants.  The class will conclude with a visit to Mike Buske’s farm to see the greenhouse where he grows transplants for his farm.

January 15, 2016

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Master Gardener Program will host a webinar series on three consecutive Wednesdays starting on February 3rd, on how to support food secuirty.  The webinars are free of charge and open to the public.  Attend these meeting to learn more on the realities of hunger in Iowa, the best way to work with food banks, food safety and much more. 

January 8, 2016

Webster County Extension & Outreach is offering a series of three free workshops for area residents to learn more about energy efficiency. The first workshop entitled “Home Tightening and Air Sealing” is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Webster County Extension office located at 217 S. 25th Street, Suite C12 in Fort Dodge (entrance on the south side of the Crossroads Mall).  Presenter Bill McAnally, McAnally Consulting, will share ideas on some simple methods of saving energy while not creating moisture problems in the home. 

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.

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January 29, 2016 12:51 PM

Heifer Development 3 program in Atlantic has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 8.

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