County News

January 13, 2020

Are you looking for some volunteering opportunities with Story County Extension? 

Look no further. Here are the needed volunteer positions for January 2020.

January 10, 2020

Youth in grades K-6 can start their own collection of recipes provided during the program. Questions can be directed to Mary at 515-382-6551 or email

January 10, 2020

Youth in grades K-3 will explore Augmented Reality. Questions can be directed to Mary at 515-3892-6551 or email

December 6, 2019

Snowtastic programs are for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade and will be held four times during the winter break. 

December 5, 2019

On November 10, 2019, Story County 4-H Youth and their families gathered to celebrate their achievements for the 2018-2019 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 55 project awards to 23 different youth, 14 Outstanding/Overall Awards to 2 youth, 8 Officer Awards, and 2 high school aged 4-H’ers were selected to attend an Awards Trip to Chicago over a long weekend!

November 19, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

November 19, 2019

Snowtastic programs are for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade and will be held four times during the winter break. 

Participants view slides of agriculture products that included cotton and paper.
November 19, 2019

Twenty-three youth in grades K-6 learned about their connection to agriculture through the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach Agriculture Fun Day.

October 29, 2019

Check out all of the great youth programs happening this fall! 

October 29, 2019

The meeting will last approximately three hours. No pre-registration or registration fee is required. More than 50 similar meetings will be held statewide in November and December.
For more information, please contact the Story County Extension office at (515) 382-6551.

October 18, 2019

The Story County 4-H Foundation is hosting Blue Jean Ball: Barns, Buttons, ‘N, Bows on November 9, 2019 at the Cambridge Community Center in Cambridge, IA. The evening will start at 6:00 PM and includes a silent and live auction, along with appetizers and beverages to enjoy. Tickets are available at the Story County Extension Office or from any 4-H Foundation member for $25 each.

Chris Clover, Cy, and the Colo-NESCO Royals Mascot standing in front of students
October 18, 2019

Staff members from the Story County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office, Iowa State 4-H Office, Chris Clover (mascot), and Cy the mascot celebrated National 4-H Week on October 11 by visiting school districts in Story County.

October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, Story County Extension and Outreach offered the Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management continuing instruction to 51 applicators in the Boone, Story, and Jasper county areas.

October 18, 2019

Twenty-one youth in grades K-6 learned about science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math (STREAM) at two fall Extension youth programs held October 7 and 14. 

September 12, 2019

HabiTally, a new mobile app designed to improve data collection about pollinator habitats, was launched on August 7, 2019. 

Get the free app in the App Store here. 

4-H Clover logo
September 9, 2019

Interested in adding something new to your program routine? ISU Extension and Outreach Story County has a variety of resources and programs just for you!

Check out the Resource Kit List of available kits in Story County! 

September 4, 2019

The 2019 Fall Youth Programs Schedule is now available! Check out these awesome programs to keep the kids busy and learning this fall! 

You can find the registration form here

Forty five youth at campfire
August 15, 2019

Forty-five 4th-6th grade 4-H youth and nine teen counselors from Boone, Hardin, Marshall, Polk, and Story Counties participated in the 16th annual Tri-County 4-H Camp July 31 through August 2 held at the Y Camp near Boone. The theme was “WALK on the WILD SIDE.”

August 8, 2019

On Their Own and Ok for students in 4th-6th grades. For youth who may begin staying home on their own for a short time. Through activities and conversation, participants will explore family rules, ways to avoid boredom, safety, emergencies, and make lunch and a snack. Youth will share about their day and what they learned at 4:30 pm.

Registration form

July 22, 2019

Co-Sponsored by Story County Conservation and Story County Extension and Outreach. 

This course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources.

Registration Form Here

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