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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

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County News

February 15, 2019

Is grant writing a mystery?  Check out this workshop to be held for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools. It will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.

February 15, 2019

How can understanding temperament help your parenting? Human sciences specialist Malisa Rader shares helpful information. 

February 14, 2019

A Spring Professional Lawn Care Workshop will be held at the Webster County Extension Office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge) on Wednesday, March 6th from 1-3 p.m.  Adam Thoms, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist for Iowa State University will be on hand to share about improving your fertility programs; turfgass seed updates; new herbicide; fungicide products; and white grub control.  This will be an unique opportunity to ask questions and speak one-on-one about issues you are facing.

February 6, 2019

A green leaf with the words master conservationist

Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright County Extension offices are partnering together to offer the Iowa Master Conservationist program beginning May 21, 2019.  The program consists of approximately 12 hours of online curriculum and 7 face-to-face meetings held at different locations within the four counties. 

January 31, 2019

Chickens and gooseA Poultry Workshop for Backyard Flock Owners, presented by Christa Hartsook, Small Farms Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will be held March 3 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the Webster Co. Extension office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge).  There is no charge to attend, but please pre-register by March 1 by calling 515.576.2119.

Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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