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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.




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Story County, ISU Extension and Outreach is looking for your input! Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help us learn what you are interested in and how we can serve you better!  Link to Survey.


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!

Watch for more Ask an Agent events in the Fall!


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County News

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October 11, 2018

Finances of Caregiving is a new five session workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach being held Thursdays, October 18-November 15, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Thanks to the sponsorship of Mary Greeley, the normal registration fee of $35 is being reduced to only $10 per person or family. The program focuses on tools and strategies to assist caregivers in protecting their own financial well-being and maximize the financial and physical well-being of the person for whom they are caring. 

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October 4, 2018

Youth in Boone and Story Counties who have participated in an ISU Extension and Outreach youth program are invited to help ISU students preparing to become math teachers at a one-time activity November 14, 600-7:00 p.m. at 1680 in Lagomarcino Hall on the ISU Campus. 

September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 4-6 explore STEM in art, fashion, robots, and more!  October 26,  McCallsburg or November 9, Ames

September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 5 - 8 explore leadership through activities and improve their community!

September 19, 2018

Youth in grades 4-6 begin the conversation of how they might begin to stay home on their own for a short period of time.

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