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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




The Story County Extension Winter/Spring 2020 Program Brochure is now available! 

Check out programs available in various program areas in the NEW program brochure.


Winter/Spring 2020 Registration Form


County News

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. 

January 28, 2020

Check out the numerous volunteer opportunities available to you in Story County! Contact Tanner Messerli for more information and to get involved. 

January 21, 2020

Are you interested in leading a 4-H camping adventure? Apply to be a Tri-County 4-H Camp Counselor! Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (by August 1, 2020) and attend a training session on August 11, 2020. Complete the counselor application form at  the application is under Counselors on the right side. Application deadline is February 7. Leadership and communication skills, lots of enthusiasm, a desire to work with 4th-6th grade youth in a camping setting and willingness to put in long days are qualities needed for this role. Camp is August 12-14 at the YMCA Camp north of Boone, IA.

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