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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

Ask an Expert- click here

County News

August 15, 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 1200 families participating from the Fort Dodge area.  

August 14, 2019

A jar that says retirement filled with money

This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach “Writing Your Retirement Paycheck” workshop on Tuesdays Oct 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Webster County Extension in Fort Dodge.

August 8, 2019

Sign with arrows with the words help, support, advice & guidanceAlthough mass shootings are statistically rare events, the stress these events may trigger can be overwhelming for some people.   “We need to be better prepared to understand the reactions these shootings may evoke and how to better cope with them,” notes David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


 

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June 14, 2019

With the crops of Iowa in the ground, it is time to start thinking about seedling diseases. The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic is a resource for corn and soybean growers assessing their field  throughout the season.

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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