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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


“Writing Your Retirement Paycheck” is designed to provide information needed by those approaching retirement within the next ten years. 



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 Smart Choice Health Insurance Workshop will include a review of key insurance terms and concepts and an examination of bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans.  Participants will build information and skills for choosing a health insurance policy that fits their needs.  The workshop will also describe how cost assistance works using Premium Tax Credits, who might be eligible for free insurance, and where to get help with enrolling.  Pre-register by November 10 with Webster County Extension: 515-576-2119. 



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



4H Judge Training

Are you interested in becoming a 4H Judge or learning more about 4H Judging?  If so, click here for more information on the upcoming training in Webster County.



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




2014 Tack Sale

The Webster Co. 4-H Horse Project will be having their Fall Tack Auction on Sunday, November 16, at the Webster County Fairgrounds beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Bring your own tack to sell or donate to the Webster County 4-H Horse Project.  There is a 10% commission fee on items sold.  Contact Mike Erritt at 515-570-6725 or Randy Kalahar at 571-4795 with questions.



Expertise Directory

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

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Iowa State University boasts one of AmeriCorps’ most wide-ranging, unique programs. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program serves communities and programs across the state.

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