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Group of Council Members Meeting around a table

Ames, IA- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Story County extension council soon will begin the process to fill four seats on the council.  

2024 Horse Judging Team

AMES, IA – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held a three-day Equine Extravaganza at the Ellsworth Community College Equestrian Center in Iowa Falls April 12-14. The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program helped organize this event for nearly 110 youth in grades 3-12.

4-H youth receive ribbons

Ames, IA – March 23, 2024 – Story County 4-Hers and Clover Kids gathered on Saturday to showcase their hard work preparing for the Communication and Clothing Event, held at Harvest Vineyard Church.

Master Gardeners Receive Award

AMES, Iowa – Story County Master Gardeners were honored in an awards and graduation celebration on March 18th, 2024, at Reiman Gardens for volunteer service completed in 2023. Master Gardener Interns and individuals graduating from the Master Gardener program were recognized.

Belinda Hoffman

AMES, Iowa – Belinda Hoffman has received the Margaret K. Yoder Human Sciences Extension Recognition Award.  This award recognizes a Human Sciences Extension and Outreach professional who has demonstrated excellence in Extension programming in Iowa at the county, field, or state level.

Master Gardeners Pose in a garden.

AMES, Iowa –Story County was among five county programs with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program that were awarded the Search for Excellence Award for their commitment to gardening education in local communities.

Salir Adelante

AMES, Iowa – The Ames Community School District and organizations in Story County are partnering with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to engage Latino families who have youth in middle school.
 

Amanda Honnold

Amanda Honnold from Story County, a key 4-H contributor, was recognized in the 2023 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair. As a Richland Royals Club Alum, Amanda uses her leadership and communication skills in her current roles, including the Story County Fair Board and 4-H Horse Advisor.

Three Campers in a canoe paddling on a lake.

Thirty-nine 4th-6th grade 4-H youth and eight teen counselors from Boone, Hardin, Marshall, and Story Counties participated in the 19th annual Tri-County 4-H Camp August 9-11 held at the Y Camp near Boone.