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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Story County

There’s a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a strong Iowa. That’s why we partner with Iowans and harness the resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and children to be healthy, and eventually to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a strong Iowa is what we all want.

Story County Extension Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm.


Ask an Agent!

Once a month, staff will be setting up in a local community for a morning or afternoon to visit with YOU! Resource information will be available and staff will be happy to assist with your questions. Help us celebrate our 100th anniversary by stopping by. We would love to see how we can help you and continue to build a #StrongIowa!

May 16 - 10am - 2pm Zearing Public Library

June 8 - 10am - 1pm Colo Public Library

Watch for more Ask an Agent events in the Fall!


2017 Stakeholder's Report

Last year was a fun and exciting year for Story County Extension and Outreach! Check out what happened and stay tuned for all the events and activities coming up in 2018!

2017 Story County Stakeholder's Report

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                                           Sprayer in Soybean Field                      


                        4-H Intermediate Trip      Pesticide Applicator Training Information 


                           Tri-County Camp

County News

Team Neutrino Group Photo
April 19, 2018

Team Neutrino, a Story County 4-H Club  designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Learn More!

Three stacked blocks with A, B, and C written on them.
April 11, 2018

A Babysitting Basics class for youth in fifth and sixth grade is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach two times this June. Both classes will run from 9:00am - 3:30pm. 

Spring Meadow with Tree and Sunset
April 4, 2018

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. “However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children,” says Malisa Rader, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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April 3, 2018

Is there something special you want to do this summer? A trip? A landscaping project? The annual state fair week? Whatever your summer goals, they’ll probably require some money. The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course.

Mary Greeley Medical Center Paramedics demonstrate CPR and choking
March 21, 2018

What a fun week was had at the Story County Extension Office! Check out all the events we had going on over Spring Break!

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

20,000 Meals from the Heartland

Nothing brings people together quite like working shoulder to shoulder in hairnets and packaging 20,000 meals in an hour. During a Meals from the Heartland service project, ISU Extension and Outreach was networking with a purpose to fight hunger.

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