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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.
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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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The Webster County Office has moved to our temporary office across from the Younkers Home Store in Crossroads Mall.
It's the time of year when farmland leases come up for review. This workshop will guide landowners and renters through the process of finding the right kind of lease for their situation. The workshop will be led Kelvin Leibold, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist. Topics covered include: Iowa Cash Rental Rate Survey and Land Values Survey Comparison of different types of leases, Lease termination, Impacts of yields and prices, Calculating a fair cash rent Use of spreadsheets to compare leases, Issues unique to this years production and an outlook for 2014. Registration: $20 per individual or $30 percouple - “ includes workbook. Please register prior to workshop by calling 515-576-2119
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, please complete the registration form and send to email@example.com.
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. For more information contact Carolyn Maschino at 515-576--2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Gardener Program coming Fall 2014!
Dates to be announced – contact the Webster County Extension office at 515-576-2119 to register. Learn more at: http://www.mastergardener.iastate.edu/training.html
THANKS TO NEW COOP FOR DONATING TO ALL 4-H CLUBS IN WEBSTER COUNTY TO SUPPORT MEMBERSHIP FEES-Once again, the NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting our local 4-H youth. Recently, the Foundation donated more than $25,000 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for each youth in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Sac, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Kossuth, and Wright counties. NEW Cooperative takes great pride in supporting our area youth 4-H programs. We strongly feel that 4-H helps these youth build the foundation to become future leaders in our local communities. We are excited for them as they gain all of the valuable skills and knowledge the 4-H program offers. The NEW Cooperative Foundation was established in 2011 as the charitable division of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The ability to continue supporting outstanding youth, agriculture, and community organizations and events in our area is a privilege that the NEW Cooperative Foundation greatly appreciates. Our Foundation prides itself in providing assistance and support to organizations, programs and projects within the NEW Cooperative service area that directly benefit and enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.
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