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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.


 
 

 

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

June 20, 2018

Map of Iowa with stars in NC countiesThe yearly farmland leasing meeting for Webster County has been set for August 15th at the Webster Co. Extension & Outreach office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge).  The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. 

June 14, 2018

Suicide Awareness Ribbon

Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. The effects of suicide are often felt beyond the person who acted to take his or her life.  It can have a lasting impact on family, friends, schools, churches, work sites, and communities, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 18, 2018

Rows of corn, farm house and outbuildingsWho will succeed you in your business?  Many families struggle with making succession plans.  Workshops will be held Thursday, June 7th and Thursday, June 21st at the Webster County Extension & Outreach office.  The workshops are planned as a multi-generational event for existing owners and spouses and succeeding owners and spouses.

May 11, 2018

This popular publication shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

April 23, 2018

The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening.  The program equips participants to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices.  After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as fiving produce to food pantries and demonstrating garden best practices at Iowa's county fairgrounds.

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