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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



Have thoughts about the 2019 Story County Youth Fair? We would love to hear them! Take our short survey.


4-H Officer Training

November 1, 2019


6:00PM - 8:30PM


Story County Extension Office


For more information, contact Jess via phone at 515-382-6551 or email at


Please complete and return the registration form to the Story County Extension Office or sign up online


Important Information:

  • Do you want to have a hand in the 2020 Story County Fair? Apply to be a teen superintendent for ANY project area!

  • Return completed teen superintendent applicaiton to the Story County Extension office by Decmeber 23. 




County News

October 18, 2019

The Story County 4-H Foundation is hosting Blue Jean Ball: Barns, Buttons, ‘N, Bows on November 9, 2019 at the Cambridge Community Center in Cambridge, IA. The evening will start at 6:00 PM and includes a silent and live auction, along with appetizers and beverages to enjoy. Tickets are available at the Story County Extension Office or from any 4-H Foundation member for $25 each.

October 18, 2019

Staff members from the Story County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office, Iowa State 4-H Office, Chris Clover (mascot), and Cy the mascot celebrated National 4-H Week on October 11 by visiting school districts in Story County.

October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, Story County Extension and Outreach offered the Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management continuing instruction to 51 applicators in the Boone, Story, and Jasper county areas.

October 18, 2019

Twenty-one youth in grades K-6 learned about science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math (STREAM) at two fall Extension youth programs held October 7 and 14. 

September 12, 2019

HabiTally, a new mobile app designed to improve data collection about pollinator habitats, was launched on August 7, 2019. 

Get the free app in the App Store here. 

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