Story County Extension Online Resources

Story County Extension and ISU Extension and Outreach are here to serve you. to provide reliable, research-based resources to guide and support all Iowans of any age during this challenging time. Check out the information and virtual programs offered locally and through our campus partners. Our staff are just a call or email away. 



  • Story County Extension 4-H & Youth Resources: Explore resources compiled and provided by Story County Extension staff. 
  • 4-H at Home: Iowa 4-H has pulled together its best "learn from home" resources from not only Iowa 4-H, but from 4-H programs across the country.
  • Babysiting Basics Online Course -  As we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to offer an online Babysitting Program at no charge currently as many families are navigating childcare options, which may include teen babysitters. We want to help babysitters be prepares in providing a safe and caring babysitting experience.


  • Story County Extension Human Sciences Resources: Explore resources complied and provided by Story County Extension staff. 
  • Finding Answers Now: Great resource to discover education and information regarding all areas of health and wellbeing during these challenging times. Information ranges from general nutrition to finance to parenting and caregiving and much more!
  • The Science of Parenting: Find tips and strategies for handling everyday and challenging parenting moments, along with their weekly podcast.
  • Spend Smart. Eat Smart.: Being judicious with time and resources is what many are looking for, visit the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website to learn how to plan, shop, and cook healthy food all within budget.
  • COVID 19 Resources - Find resources, updates, and information about COVID and entities affected by COVID. 



  • BLUZ Blog: The ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development team will keep Iowa’s businesses, local governments, and other community groups up-to-date by adapting the Midwest Planning BLUZ Blog for Covid related news and information.



Iowa Concern 1-800-447-1985
A confidential, free resource answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, aimed to support Iowans with legal, finance, stress, and crisis/disaster concerns. Language interpretation available. Dial 711 for TTY/TDD.

  • 24/7 Phone Support: Trained staff take your calls via the toll-free hotline.
  • Email an Expert: Send your questions related to legal issues, finances, stress and crisis or disaster to our staff.
  • Live Chat: One-on-one, secure communication through typed text with a stress counselor.

AnswerLine 1-800-262-3804
Information and resources for consumers with home and family questions. Toll-free Monday through Friday, 9 am-12 noon and 1-4 pm.

  • 1-800-735-2942 (Relay Iowa phone linkage for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals)
  • Email an Expert: Send your home and family questions to our trained staff.


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