Story County

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

Love to garden or volunteer? Interested in teaching? Become a Master Gardener!

Story County Extension and Outreach is now a certified volunteer center! Want to learn how to get involved? Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Tanner Messerli, at 515-382-6551 or email tmesser@iastate.edu. 

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.

 

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

  

Monday 1\25\21: Story County Extension will be closed for remainder of the day starting at 12:30 PM due to weather. Please email us at xstory@iastate.edu for assistance.

 
                
Summer Youth Program Assistant
 
Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt
Employment period: May 24 – July 30, 2020
Hours: 40 hours per week 
 
Summer Youth Program Assistant Job Description
Summer Youth Pogram Assistant Application                     
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2021 All Program Catalog

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Youth & 4-H Programs

                    
 
 

Permission & Registration Forms:

 

Each participant must complete the Program Registration Form plus applicable Permission Form

2021 Youth Program Registration
Virtual Permission Form
In-person Permission Form
 
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Families & Individuals Programs

Focused on Food, Finance, Parenting, Mental Health, and Overall Well-Being

 

 

 

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Agriculture & Natural Resources

                        

 

Commercial Pesticide Applicators 2021 Dates:

 

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. No walk ins will be accepted. For more information, please contact Michaela Van De Berg via phone at 515-382-6551 or email mvandb@iastate.edu   
 
 

Date: Class Description:     Time: Location:
February 10        Commercial Ag(Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10)               9:00 AM       Story County Extension Office             
February 10    Commercial Ag(Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
February 12 Commercial Ag (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
February 12 Commercial Ag (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
February 17 Seed Treatment (Categories 4, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
February 17 Seed Treatment (Categories 4, 10) 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
February 18 Commercial Ag (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
February 24 Commercial Ag (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
February 24 Seed Treatment (Categories 4, 10) 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
February 26 Commercial Ag (Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
February 26 Seed Treatment (Categories 4, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
March 3 Ornamental & Turf (Categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
March 3 Ornamental & Turf (Categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
March 4 Ornamental & Turf (Categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office
March 4 Ornamental & Turf (Categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10 1:00 PM Story County Extension Office
March 10 Cetified Handlers (Category H) 9:00 AM Story County Extension Office

 

Private Pesticide Applicators 2021 Dates:

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. No walk ins will be accepted. For more information, please contact Michaela Van De Berg via phone at 515-382-6551 or email mvandb@iastate.edu       

Date: Time: Location:
March 8 9:30 AM Story County Extension Office
March 11 1:30 PM Story County Extension Office
March 25 9:30 AM Story County Extension Office
March 31 1:30 PM Story County Extension Office
April 5 9:30 AM Story County Extension Office
April 8 1:30 PM Story County Extension Office

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Educational Resources

For Youth Club Leaders, Teachers, Youth Programs, and Parents.

 

 

We have curriculum, kits, and online resources available! You can check out (borrow) the curriculum and kits at our office and take them with you!

 
Click below for a full listing of all of the available educational resources: 

Curriculum, Kits, & Online Resources

 
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Additional Resources for Adults & Youth

Online Resources

County News

January 8, 2021

Nevada, Iowa – Story County ISU Extension and Outreach program catalog is now available at www.extension.iastate.edu/story Extension provides research based programs and information for all ages and supports life-long learning. 

Agriculture topics include continuing education opportunities for applicators, recognizing the value of your forest, beginning an ag business, and even learning how to raise bees or chickens.  There are opportunities to become master gardeners and master conservationists. 

Youth engage in STEM based programs as well as programs that support development of life skills.  

December 28, 2020

Story County Extension and Outreach has programs scheduled for youth from preschool to students in their teens.  Programs focus on STEM, health, family, and more!  January programs include:

  • A brand new virtual 4-H Maker Club is starting January 4 for any youth in grades 4-12.  The club membership program fee of $30 for the current 4-H program year.  Participants will meet the first Monday of the month from 6-7:30 pm.  Registration is due by January 4. 
  • On Their Own & Okay will be offered virtually for any youth in grades 4-6 to explore ways they may begin to stay home on their own safely for a short time.  The program series will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm January 5, 12, 19, and 26.  The program fee is $25 per family due by December 28. 
  • A winter themed virtual preschool program is scheduled from 10 – 10:30 am on January 11 for preschoolers with their adult.  There is no program fee, but registration required.
November 20, 2020

Custodial grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in a free interACTive workshop made available through a National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant.  Custodial grandparents and grandchildren will be given resources, support, and practical tipsfor life skills needed to create and discover rewarding relationships.  The online workshop includes short videos and group discussions. 

November 20, 2020

Story County Extension and Outreach has programs scheduled for youth from preschool to students in their teens.  Programs focus on STEM, health, gardens, and more! 

Programs include:

  • Weekly STEM packets are available for pick-up from many local library partners. With the packet is now an opportunity to join staff virtually on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm to explore the activity together.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/ISUExtStoryand see the STEM in Your Day event.
November 17, 2020

Nevada, IA| On November 8, 2020, Story County 4-H Youth and their families gathered virtually to celebrate their achievements for the 2019-2020 4-H Year. 4-H Youth have the opportunity to complete project award applications in over fifty project areas in the 4-H Program. Story County 4-H awarded 29 project awards to 23 different youth, 11 Outstanding/Overall Awards to 4 youth, and 11 Officer Awards.


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