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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.


Judging of all Clover Kids Static Exhibits (Clothing, Non-Animal Classes) will occur on Saturday July 14 from 3-5PM at Christy 4-H Hall, 220 H Ave, Nevada. The judging will occur concurrently with the 4-H Clothing Event. If you have any questions please call the office or email



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

Tri-County Camp August 8-10, 2018
June 21, 2018

Camping is great summer fun. If you just completed 4th,5th or 6th grades, you are invited to register for Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp August 8-10 (4-H membership not required).

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January 17, 2017

Everything you need to know about the Story County Fair!

National 4-H Clover Emblem
July 12, 2018

Spend the day with 4-H'ers from Boone, Story and Hamilton counties making lunch, exploring nutrition, exercising and more!

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July 10, 2018

There is still time to register yet this week for the Water Rocks day camp hosted by Story County ISU Extension & Outreach, Water Rocks, and Story County Conservation.  It is planned for a July 27 from 9-3:30 pm at McFarland Park near Ames.  This is for students having completed 5th & 6th grade.  Click to learn more!

July 7, 2018

Youth in grades 4, 5, & 6 are invited to join us in Slater on August 13 for a full day learning how to be home alone and okay. Click to learn more.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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