County News

Mary Greeley Medical Center Paramedics demonstrate CPR and choking
March 21, 2018

What a fun week was had at the Story County Extension Office! Check out all the events we had going on over Spring Break!

Credit Cards and Padlock
March 21, 2018

In the on-going war against identity theft, consumers just won another battle. At long last, Medicare Cards will no longer disclose an individual’s social security number. Instead, each Medicare participant will have a unique Medicare account number. Click the title to learn more!

March 13, 2018

Registration is now open for ISU Seed Science Center Seed Conditioning Workshops. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts using cutting-edge equipment and conditioning techniques. Reserve your seats today!

Money Jar
March 12, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on  Tuesdays March 20 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the DMACC Hunziker Center in Ames.

Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
March 12, 2018

Whether your kids are infants, toddlers, teens or even adults, parenting has challenging moments.Human sciences specialist Malisa Rader shares that help is available from the Science of Parenting.

Water Rocks! Rain Barrel
March 12, 2018

Thirteen youth participated in the Water Rocks! day camp program March 8.  The program was held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Par near Ames.

4-H Clover logo
March 2, 2018

Story County Extension is offering many great youth programs in March!  Be sure to check out the programs and register now!

Vegetative Stage Corn, growing in Soil with measuring tape
March 2, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Field Crop Scout School Saturday, March 24, at the Field Extension Education Lab near Boone.

Stressed Man
February 21, 2018

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

Participants at Kids in the Kitchen
February 19, 2018

Kids in the Kitchen was held at the Colo Community Center February 12 in a partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach – Story County and the Colo Public Library.

February 15, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering a crop scout school on Wednesday, March 21st, at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua at the Borlaug Learning Center. This is an all-day class specially designed for growers and crop scouts with limited scouting experience (0-2 years). Live plants for weed ID and staging of corn and soybeans will be used for a hands-on learning experience in conjunction with a traditional lecture approach.

Money Jar
February 15, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on  Tuesdays March 20 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the DMACC Hunziker Center in Ames.

Three Cartoon Youth
February 7, 2018

A Babysitting Basics class for youth in fifth and sixth grade is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach on March 15.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. 

Water Rocks logo
February 7, 2018

Water Rocks! Day Camp is planned for youth in third through sixth grades and will be held Thursday, March 8 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at McFarland Park.  Through activities participants will learn about the amazing Mississippi Watershed and the great things found in it like water, soil, animals, and more.

Winging it flyer
February 7, 2018

Stretch your wings, fly like a falcon, and engage your owl eyes! Discover birds through activities, games, and crafts during this spring break day camp, including owl pellets, a bird hike, and more!

Lush pasture with black fence
January 31, 2018

The third annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held on February 10, 2018 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Speakers will highlight topics that include farm finances, hops production, gardening, wildlife habitat, beekeeping and much more.

Geranium in metal pot
January 30, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about starting vegetable seeds and growing transplants, managing volunteers and building food security partnerships.

Farming Family Posed for photo
January 29, 2018

Nicole Jonas operates Red Granite Farm with her young family in Boone, Iowa. As a self-described owner, laborer and chief of everything, Jonas runs the business with help from her husband, who works full time off the farm. Jonas likes the size the business is now. She and her husband strive to produce all they can on the land they have while maximizing the best uses of her time and expertise.

January 26, 2018

A Winning the Game Post-Harvest grain marketing meeting takes place in Nevada at the ISU Story County Extension office on Thursday, Feb. 15, beginning with a light meal at 5:30 pm and the meeting at 6 p.m.

Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
January 26, 2018

A good way to protect children is to make sure their parents have a healthy relationship. Whether they are together as a couple or apart, when parents have a healthy relationship with each other, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have a greater opportunity to flourish, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

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