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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


We are still working to bring you virtual programming and phone services during this time of uncertainty. Please contact us at 515-382-6551 or We would love to serve you!


Summer 2020 Camp in a Box Registration is now available!

Register for one or more Camp in a Box experiences this summer!  The weekly camp boxes are themed and will include approximately four fun activities.  Cost per box is $20 due with registration to Story County Extension.  Camp boxes will be available until supplies are diminished.


Be sure to check out our Online Resources page!

This page includes: 

- 4-H Updates

- Babysitting Basics Course

- Youth Resources

- Agriculture & Natural Resources Information

- Program Catalog

- Human Sciences Resources

- Hotline Information

- Community & Economic Development Resources


- Summer Camp in a Box Registration



County News

March 2, 2020

Expand your gardening knowledge before spring arrives. 

February 6, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County office hosted the On Their Own and Okay youth program in January at the Gilbert Intermediate School.  Ten youth met weekly afterschool for threes week and identified ways to stay home on their own safely for a short time.  They recognized how house rules provide safety and identified activities that help avoid boredom or loneliness while home alone.  Students also learned to make simple snacks.

February 6, 2020

A Babysitting Basics class for students in fifth grade and up is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach on Friday, February 21 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and will be held at the Roland Public Library. 

January 30, 2020

Story County ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a program for students in 6th-9th grade titled Healthy Body Healthy Mind.  It is being held Monday, February 10 at the Elks Lodge in Ames. 

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