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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.




important update The Webster County Extension & Outreach office is now OPEN to the public.  We are prioritizing the health and safety of Iowans and are following the most current federal, state, local, and university COVID-19 guidelines. Visit Open for Iowa to learn our protocols to keep Iowans healthy and safe. Clients are strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering when in the presence of others and unable to maintain a six-foot physical distance.


Finding Answers Now: 

COVID-19, 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.


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

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County News

August 14, 2020

apples on treeWhile August is the start of apple season in Iowa, the type of apple determines when it is best to harvest.   View this quickinar video to hear more tips on growing apples in the home garden.

August 12, 2020

farmland leasing meetingsThe annual meetings are offered to address questions that landowners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.  Core components of the 2020 program will be land values and cash rent trends, cost of production, methods for determining a fair rental rate, the latest legal updates that impact farm leases and land ownership, and communication between tenants or landlords.

August 4, 2020

canned picklesPreserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 30, 2020

become a master gardener volunteerThe Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Hamilton office will hold Master Gardener training this fall.  Training for this popular program will be held live virtually Saturdays starting September 19, 2020 and ending November 21, 2020.

son and father chatting
July 23, 2020

Finances of Caregiving, a five-session workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach, will be offered Tuesdays, August 18, 25 and September 1, 8 and 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Webster County Extension, 217 S. 25th Street, Suite C-12, Fort Dodge. The program focuses on tools and strategies to assist caregivers in protecting their own financial well-being and maximize the financial and physical well-being of the person for whom they are caring.

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