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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

Ask an Expert- click here

Employment Openings

Webster County Extension & Outreach is accepting applications for a full-time Office Manager.  Minimum qualifications: clerical experience, bookkeeping proficient, & strong communication skills.   More information at Webster County Extension, 217 South 25th Street, Suite C12, Fort Dodge, 50501, or online by clicking here for the job description OR here for the position application.  Application deadline is Dec. 5, 2014. Webster County Extension & Outreach is an EEO/AA Employer.                                                                            

 

County News

 
 

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 January 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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

4-H Grant Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Retirement Workshops coming to Webster County in January

 

 

 

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a FREE online two-hour unbiased, research-based educational workshop for consumers on December 10 from 6 – 8 PM.  The Smart Choice Health Insurance Education program will equip consumers with tools they need to make the best possible decision when choosing health insurance plans for themselves and their families.  To register for this free online class contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office or register online at http://tinyurl.com/pvmceb7.  For more information, contact Barb Wollan, human science family finance specialist, at 515-832-9597 or bwollan@iastate.edu.

 

 

Expertise Directory

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

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