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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 requiring visitors to ring the doorbell to be let in and are requiring face coverings.  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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important updateUPDATED:  Webster County Private Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Webster County Extension has altered the dates for Private Pesticide Application Training Recertification.  The dates are:

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Office – maximum 15 participants
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 9:30 a.m. at the Webster County Extension Office – maximum 15 participants

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited due to COVID-19 Open for Iowa Guidelines and face coverings are required.  Walk-ins will only be allowed if there is room.  You can register by calling the Webster County Extension office at 515-576-2119. 

The registration fee is $20.  Payment can be made the day of the training by cash or check (made payable to ISUEO).  The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program.
In the event of inclement/COVID-19 updates, please call the office to determine any program changes at 515-576-2119.

County News

grain into semi
January 20, 2021

Producers and landowners will hear about options ahead of the March 15 deadline

January 7, 2021

Does your mom or dad take care of a loved one (perhaps one cares for the other)? Do you know what your parents are going through?  How do you better support your parent during this time? 

Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging is a program for adult children supporting their aging caregiver parents. Two online programs are scheduled for January 28, 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. The information is same at each program.

Annie's Project
December 23, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Annie's Project: Farm Business Management beginning Monday, February 8, 2021 in Fort Dodge

Coming soon
December 18, 2020

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.  The workshop will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 17.  

horse grazing on grass
December 18, 2020

This workshop will feature hands-on activities as well as a lecture style presentation on how to identify goals for your horse pasture, inventorying animals and pasture acres, evaluating and improving existing pasture, starting a new pasture, fertility and weed control in pastures and principles of grazing management to manage forage supply.  Register by March 1.

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