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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.


The following resources from North Dakota State University Extension now are available from the ISU Extension and Outreach Disaster Recovery – Flooding website: Before the Flood, During the Flood, After the Flood, and Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage.



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

America's SBDC Iowa logoNow accepting applications for a part-time North Central Iowa SBDC Business Counselor.  Job duties include:  community relations, fundraising, & business consulting for existiting and start-up businesses in 10 counties.  Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally & in writing, & develop relationships with leaders within the business & legislative communities & state government.  Applications & resumes due to the Webster County Extension & Outreach office by April 5, 2019.  Full Job Description & Application.  Webster County Extension & Outreach is an EEO/AA Employer.

County News

March 14, 2019

Is grant writing a mystery?  Check out this workshop to be held for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools. It will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.

March 14, 2019

Military FamilyIowa’s Veterans, active-duty military and the professionals who serve them are invited to learn about educational opportunities from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and its partners on May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sun Room at Iowa State’s Memorial Union on campus. The symposium is a statewide event and open to anyone interested, including the military community at Iowa State University, local Veterans groups, agencies and individuals who support the military community, county Veterans service officers, and ISU Extension and Outreach faculty, specialists and county staff.

March 14, 2019

Tree with money on itMark your calendar today for “Ready, Set, Retire,” a free, non-commercial workshop Tuesday April 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., at Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave, Fort Dodge. 

“Ready, Set, Retire” topics include: understanding Social Security options; avoiding retirement expense surprises; choosing financial professionals, and planning withdrawals from retirement accounts. All sessions will be non-commercial.

March 11, 2019

A green leaf with the words master conservationist

Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright County Extension offices are partnering together to offer the Iowa Master Conservationist program beginning May 21, 2019.  The program consists of approximately 12 hours of online curriculum and 7 face-to-face meetings held at different locations within the four counties.   Register now.

February 15, 2019

How can understanding temperament help your parenting? Human sciences specialist Malisa Rader shares helpful information. 

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