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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.

 

The following resources from North Dakota State University Extension now are available from the ISU Extension and Outreach Disaster Recovery – Flooding website: Before the Flood, During the Flood, After the Flood, and Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage.



 

 

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

May 21, 2019

Helpful InformationWet conditions have made planting a challenge.  Join ISU Extension and Outreach for a FREE webiar addressing late planting options and considerations for corn and soybeans; and crop insurance and prevented plant policies and considerations.

May 2, 2019

Summer Fun with 4-H cloverRegister now for some summer fun in Webster County.  There are plenty of opportunities for youth who have completed Kindegarten all the way to 8th grade.  Register today, as space is limited.

  

May 1, 2019

It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

 

 

January 7, 2019

2019 Money GoalsIf the dawn of a new year is leading you to set some financial goals, Barb Wollan has some tools that you may find helpful. According to Wollan, a Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, “when you are looking for financial information, non-commercial sources, including the Extension Service at ISU and nationwide, should be part of your search.”

October 16, 2018

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.

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