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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.




Stick figure holding a sign that reads We need a great new person to join the teamWebster County Extension & Outreach is now taking applications for the 4-H Summer Aide.  All applications are due back to Lindsay Kavanaugh by January 27th. 
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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

January 14, 2020

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Webster County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Webster County Extension office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge).


December 19, 2019

Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop their management and decision-making skills, is being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County. Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag.   Classes will be held at Webster County Extension Office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C-12, Fort Dodge, on Mondays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning February 10 and continuing Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2, March 9 and March 16.  A light meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $75.00.

December 18, 2019

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 17 years with more than 1235 families participating from the Fort Dodge area.  

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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.

November 25, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a farm financial planning program that provides access to Farm Financial Management associates who are part-time Extension employees that can help anyone who wants to understand a complete picture of their farm financial situation.  This service is confidential and offered at no charge. You can access more information at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/farmanalysis/  and you can find a list of the associates and their contact information at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/farmanalysis/associatelist.html

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