County News

July 2, 2018

Do you know a 5th or 6th grader that is interested in babysitting? Sign up for this class! Check it out early as spots are limited and fill quickly - Get your spot today! 

Four pressure canned jars of vegetables
June 19, 2018

Preserve your summer bounty through pressure canning! ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, Holly VanHeel will walk you through how to safely use your pressure canner, strategies for different recipes and answer your questions about canning!

Photo with two adults one woman is despressed and one man looking at her
June 12, 2018

AMES, Iowa — Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States.

Summer Slide Graphic
June 5, 2018

Find ways to help children continue learning throughout the summer to ensure they have a smoother start to the next school year.

STEM Chaos Day Camp
June 1, 2018

Youth who have completed Kindergarten- 3rd grade are invited to explore STEM through this hands-on activities!

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May 25, 2018

Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to participate in the 4-H Ricochet Leadership Program June 21 & 22.

Group learning about weed resistance in corn field
May 25, 2018

Join Extension Field Agronomists, Meaghan Anderson, Terry Basol, and Angie Reick-Hinz as they lead you through plots with plenty of time for you to view them on your own.

National 4-H Clover Emblem
May 18, 2018

Check out all the fun youth activites we have planned this summer!

Cherry Tomatoes in Bins at a Farmers Market
May 10, 2018

Join Lisa Schainker, a Story County Master Gardener, to learn about extending your vegetable crop season!  The session begins at 6:00pm on June 21 at the Story County Extension Office.

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May 10, 2018

Youth 5th grade and up and their families are invited to join us at Reiman Gardens June 5 from 6:30-8:30pm to learn about bees, the impact pollinators have on our environment and the production of honey. Learn more!

Team Neutrino Group Photo
April 19, 2018

Team Neutrino, a Story County 4-H Club  designed and constructed a robot to compete at the Iowa Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 21-24, 2018. The team ranked second and finished in the finals. Learn More!

Three stacked blocks with A, B, and C written on them.
April 11, 2018

A Babysitting Basics class for youth in fifth and sixth grade is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach two times this June. Both classes will run from 9:00am - 3:30pm. 

Spring Meadow with Tree and Sunset
April 4, 2018

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. “However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children,” says Malisa Rader, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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April 3, 2018

Is there something special you want to do this summer? A trip? A landscaping project? The annual state fair week? Whatever your summer goals, they’ll probably require some money. The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course.

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.

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