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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.



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

Helpful InfoGiven our current weather situation, we would like to share the following links with our area farmers:

Soybean Drying & Storage
Management of  Flood-submerged Grain
Crop Quality Hurt by Rains

WEBSTER COUNTY 4-H SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATION: Who do you think of when it comes to going above and beyond to be helpful at a club or county 4-H event; makes 4-H fun; or displays a positive attitude at a club or county event?  Webster County 4-H club leaders, project leaders, superintendents, committe members or senior 4-H'ers may nominate 4-H members for the Spirit Award.  Nominations are due to the office by October 15th (you can not nominate your own child).

County News

October 8, 2018

The Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars are designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.

September 7, 2018

Attend these workshops to learn about the benefits of a slow cooker, adjusting recipes for, how to make the most out of cooking for a household of one or two, by fruits and vegetables on a budget, identify whole grains and read and compare food labels.

August 16, 2018

Father and SonFinances of Caregiving is a new five session workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach being held Tuesdays, October 16-November 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Webster County Extension office. 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.

June 14, 2018

Suicide Awareness Ribbon

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. The effects of suicide are often felt beyond the person who acted to take his or her life.  It can have a lasting impact on family, friends, schools, churches, work sites, and communities, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 11, 2018

This popular publication shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

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Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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