County News

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.

July 13, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist, Meaghan Anderson, will host two Private Pesticide Applicator recertification trainings at the Story County Fairgrounds on August 24 and 27.  Pre-registrations well be required for these trainings at least two days in advance of the meeting. The training was canceled earlier this spring due to COVID-19, at which time the recertification deadline was extended to September 30, 2020.

June 25, 2020

Story County Extension and Outreach has recieved a Service Enterprise certification! Story County Extension will be equipped to engage and manage volunteers more effectively to meet community needs.

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. 

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 https://www.extension.iastate.edu/boone/tricountycamp  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.

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 mwilkins@iastate.edu.

January 10, 2020

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

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.

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