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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Webster County

This web-site is designed to help you make informative decisions that affect your family, home, community, business, or farm.  You  can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information an education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.




Office Hours:   Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm



Finding Answers Now: 

Unexpected events, such as natural disasters or economic downturns impact margins, but also have an impact far beyond the farm. There is a human side to the economic stress. As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, these resources provide information to help you cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.


Recovering from Disasters:

During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster.  This page is updated with research-based educational resources for specific types of disaster (flooding, drought, storm, etc.) when events occur.


Webster County 4-H Foundation

We are asking for your support to continue making a positive difference in the youth of Webster County and allow them to experience proven youth development. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist in supporting the 4-H & youth programs in Webster County. Please support the Webster County 4-H Foundation’s mission by clicking on www.iowa4hfoundation.org/givewebster it is a safe, secure online gift option that allow you to designate gifts to our county endowment to help 4-Hers right here in Webster County.


ISU Hotline Numbers-

AnswerLine                                       1-800-262-3804

Iowa Concern                                    1-800-447-1985

Teen Line                                           1-800-443-8336

Healthy Families                               1-800-369-2229

Beginning Farmer Center               1-877-232-1999

Ask an Expert- click here

County News

November 25, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a farm financial planning program that provides access to Farm Financial Management associates who are part-time Extension employees that can help anyone who wants to understand a complete picture of their farm financial situation.  This service is confidential and offered at no charge. You can access more information at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/farmanalysis/  and you can find a list of the associates and their contact information at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/farmanalysis/associatelist.html

November 13, 2019

More than 50 informational meetings will be held with a focus on explaining the different farm bill titles and programs that pertain to each part of the state. The meeting series stretches through the winter for landowners and producers to attend now, or following harvest, at a location that is convenient for them.  Webster County Extension and Outreach will hold a meeting at the Webster County Fairgrounds (22770 Old Hwy 169) on Tuesday, December 17 beginning at 9 a.m.  Registration is recommended by calling 515-576-2119 or emailing Linda Cline your interest to attend.

November 4, 2019

woodchip bioreactor in the groundOn December 18th, there will be an all-day workshop focusing on the design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage.

November 1, 2019

Did you know that there are estimated 76 million food borne illnesses each year and 225 to 300 million cases of acute gastroenteritis? That figures out to be once a year for each of us.   Next class in Webster County will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Register by December 23, 2019. 

October 24, 2019

A child holding a bug catching net outside


"Be a bug catcher:  learn to collect, identify, and preserve insects" is a newly produced booklet designed as an introducation to collecting, identifying, and preserving insects for youth.




Picture of a butterfly on a flower with the words Butterflies "2020 Garden Calendar - Butterflies: flowers that fly and all but sing." This 12-month calendar showcases butterflies throughout the year, as they bring their special beauty to each page.  

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Clean water, safe food, sound rural economies and much more: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides research-based education to support what Iowans value. We’re working for a #STRONGIOWA.

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