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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.


Webster County 4-H Foundation

We are asking for your support to continue making a positive difference in the youth of Webster County and allow them to experience proven youth development. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist in supporting the 4-H & youth programs in Webster County. Please support the Webster County 4-H Foundation’s mission by clicking on www.iowa4hfoundation.org/givewebster it is a safe, secure online gift option that allow you to designate gifts to our county endowment to help 4-Hers right here in Webster County.


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 7, 2020

You and your parents are invited to attend the Strengthening Families Program.  It's fun & free!  Evening meals are provided and free child care is provided for younger siblings.  Students receive $5 each week they attend.  This program has been successful over the past 18 years with more than 1235 families participating from the Fort Dodge area.  

February 6, 2020

Lawnmower mowing frass in a yardAdam Thoms,  ISU Commercial Turfgrass Management Specialist will discuss turfgrass cultivar performance in Iowa, present new herbicide & fungicide options for turfgrass managers & explain new fertility research at the Hamilton Co. Extension & Outreach office in Webster City on March 4.  Pre-registration is required.


February 5, 2020

Iowa State University Extension Ornamental & Turfgrass Pest Management Manual

Webster County Extension & Outreach will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, and 10.

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November 26, 2019

Caregiving often includes the need to make wise financial decisions – for the person who needs care and alsofor the caregivers themselves! Start now to prepare. The Finances of Caregiving workshop series offers you and your family key information about available resources and strategies, and gets you started gathering needed information. Tuesdays, March 24 and 31 plus April 7,14, 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Webster County Extension Office in Fort Dodge.   Fee is $35, and allows several members of a family to participate together. Pre-Register by March 17 at http://bit.ly/foc15120 or call Webster Co Extension at 515-576-2119 with questions.

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