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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.







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.


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

4-H cloverWebster Co. 2020 Fair Book
Webster Co. 4-H'ers may stop by the office to pick up their fair packets Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Please call the office when you arrive and we will run out your packet to you.

Important Notice

The Webster County office of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is closed to the public until further notice.  However, there will be someone in the office M-F, 8am-3pm to answer your calls.  We encourage to please call our office at 515-576-2119 or email xwebster@iastate.edu with any questions or concerns that your may have. Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state  through June 30, 2020 have been canceled or postponed. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing.  For information on specific events, please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach county office that was holding the event. 

Read Vice President for Extension and Outreach, John Lawrence's letter to all volunteers, partners, stakeholders, and other community members

County News

May 13, 2020

two youth gardeningGardening to Give focuses on encouraging all Iowans to grow gardens statewide to provide food for their families as well as local food pantries and food banks,” said Haley Jones, 4-H civic engagement and leadership specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 13, 2020

servsafe logo

ServSafe trainings are now being scheduled to start in July, 2020.  However, the size of the classes will be limited. 

May 13, 2020

looking for ways to stretch reduced incomesConcerned about your finances, but don't know where to start?  A confidential phone or email conversation can walk you through some options and ideas.  Get in touch with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family finance program specialist, Barb Wollan at bwollan@iastate.edu or by leaving a message at 515-832-9597.

May 8, 2020

cash rental rates for iowa 2020 surveyThis survey shows typical cash rental rates by county for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture at the crop reporting district level. 

May 5, 2020

find something to doRegister online at Find Something To Do to receive weekly challenges that will include skill development around life skills, STEM, communication, and healthy living.  This is FREE challenge to participate in.


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