Webster County

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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: 

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

County News

floral arranging workshop
May 5, 2022

Join Dan Brabec, Assistant Professor at Iowa State University in floral arranging.  Register by May 27.

retire in 5 years
April 20, 2022

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question is addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop that will be offered online next month. The workshop is on Thursdays, May 5 and May 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.           

Pre-register at http://bit.ly/wyrp17808.

did you know
April 14, 2022

April is Financial Literacy Month! This annual event reminds us ALL that we are never "done" with financial literacy. The world changes, financial products change, and our own needs change -- that means we always need to keep learning about financial topics. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an excellent source of research-based, non-commercial information on financial topics.

register now
April 14, 2022

Grant writers who want to upgrade and polish their skills are encouraged to register for Grant Writing 201, which will be presented from 1 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in Fort Dodge.

Coming Soon
April 12, 2022

For all who live with, love or work with families are invited to attend a Mental Wellness Conversation Friday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (838 N. 25th Street, Fort Dodge. The workshop is FREE, but pre-registration is required by May 2 at https://go.iastate.edu/VDT7QH .

tree leaves.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Identify Trees

5 videos: Billy Beck, Iowa State University assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, explains five features for identifying trees -- leaves, twigs, buds, bark, and fruit -- that will help you use ISU Extension and Outreach’s online, interactive tree identification key.  

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