Story County

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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


Help us help you!

Story County, ISU Extension and Outreach is looking for your input! Please contact us with a request of how we can better serve you! We have identified four categories of current issues for Story County.

Economic development         Smart food choices          Positive Youth Development              Financial Health









Hiring now for Story County Program Coordinator! Apply today.     








2019 4H Foundation scholarships are available to High School Seniors as well as Freshman/Sophomores in college.


Scholarship deadline is April 19


County News

March 22, 2019

Graduation was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 for individuals who met the Master Gardener class requirements offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Story County Master Gardener Association along with Story County Extension and Outreach hosted the evening program and dinner at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

March 18, 2019

The Women United partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United Way of Story County received the statewide “Excellence in Partnership to Iowans” award at the annual Extension award ceremony.  

United Way
March 18, 2019

This women's series, sponsored by United Way of Story County is designed around establshing financial stability. Enjoy a FREE women's night out, with meal and child care provided. This series meets on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.

March 14, 2019

2019 Custom Rates are available!

pesticide applicatorss
March 13, 2019

Save the dates for this FALL! Plan to attend for your PCIC 

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Do We Do? We Serve All Iowans

Watch what happens when we invite some ISU Extension and Outreach staff to Hilton Coliseum for a conversation about what they really do. As they ask each other questions, they reach one conclusion: We serve all Iowans.  

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