County News

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

July 3, 2019

Integrated Crop Mangaement provide resources for farmers to estimate potential yield loss from high winds. 

June 19, 2019

Join Iowa State Extension field agronomists Meaghan Anderson and Angie Rieck-Hinz to investigate herbicide resistance in soybean plots just south of McCallsburg on June 25, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

May 24, 2019

From bugs to babysitting, cooking to conservation, leadership to liquids - and everything in between - we've got learning opportunities for your child all over Story County this summer!

Agronomy flyer
March 27, 2019

Experience Agronomy will be held on April 27th at ISU. ISU Agronomy Club will host a day that focuses on agronomy and agriculture and how it supports our local community.



bee pollinator
March 27, 2019

Story County hosted a variety of youth programs during this spring break at the Story County Extension office.

March 22, 2019

Graduation was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 for individuals who met the Master Gardener class requirements offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Story County Master Gardener Association along with Story County Extension and Outreach hosted the evening program and dinner at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

March 18, 2019

The Women United partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United Way of Story County received the statewide “Excellence in Partnership to Iowans” award at the annual Extension award ceremony.  

United Way
March 18, 2019

This women's series, sponsored by United Way of Story County is designed around establshing financial stability. Enjoy a FREE women's night out, with meal and child care provided. This series meets on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.

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