County News

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.


January 23, 2018

Kids in the Kitchen Program is being held Monday, February 12 at the Colo Community Center.  The program is for youth in grades 4-6.  Participants will learn about food groups and kitchen safety as youth prepare a taco lunch and make three cakes to share with their guests at the end of the program. 

January 23, 2018

On Their Own and Ok program is a program for youth in grades 4-6 who may begin staying home on their own for a short time, like after school. 

4-H Leaders participate in activity at Annual Leader Training
January 23, 2018

Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Story County participated in a training titled “4-H Builds Resilience” where they explored how brain development and personal growth relate to their role as volunteers.

Youth participating in activity at Ricochet Training
January 23, 2018

Youth participated in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure Program January 14 and 15 in Story City.

Honey Bees on Hive
January 12, 2018

ISU Ag Specialist Zack Koopman will discuss the basics of beekeeping and how to get started with the hobby of beekeeping! 

Early Season Soybean Field
January 12, 2018

Dicamba Trainings will begin in late January.

January 11, 2018

The one stop shop for all parenting information!

4-H Clover logo
January 11, 2018

Interested in joining 4-H or Clover Kids? Are you a new member wanting to explore new opportunites? Join us at a session of the New Member Series!

December 29, 2017

See Photos of the 4-H Clothing Workshop held December 28!

December 28, 2017

Volunteer to be a Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp Teen Counselor or Adult Volunteer! 

Early Season Soybean Field
December 18, 2017

Crop Advantage Series Will Bring Latest Research, Crop Production Information January 10, 2018.

Father and Daughter reading book
December 12, 2017

As the holiday season approaches, so does the holiday checklist of things to do, like baking, cleaning, attending the kids’ school programs and shopping for gifts. While those tasks may be fun, they also may be stressful, particularly the gift shopping, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Preserve the Taste of Summer
December 11, 2017

Learn how to use a pressure canner to preserve your produce! 

Youth participating in activity at Ricochet Training
December 7, 2017

Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to participate in the 4-H Ricochet Leadership Program January 14 & 15.

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