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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.




important update Clients are required to wear a cloth face covering when in the presence of others and unable to maintain a six-foot physical distance.  We are prioritizing the health and safety of Iowans and are following the most current federal, state, local, and university COVID-19 guidelines. Visit Open for Iowa to learn our protocols to keep Iowans healthy and safe.


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

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County News

March 18, 2021

The “2021 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey,” conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, covers the amounts charged and paid for common crop and livestock services. Tillage, planting, harvesting, manure hauling and livestock transportation are all included, along with dozens of other tasks and data points.  The new data shows what Iowans charge and pay for custom farming.

March 9, 2021

Did you know that 40% of children are overweight or obese, and research shows that they are likely to stay that way or get worse? Since children rely on parents and caregivers for their food, this is on us. Join our child care trainings to learn more about feeding our smallest family members. For more information, dates of classes, times and registration at:https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/cc-provider#nutrition

oak leaf   master conservationist
February 15, 2021

Course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources.  The face-to-face meetings start on May 18 til June 29 will be held on Tuesday evenings build on online lessons. 

Preserve the Taste of Summer
February 13, 2021

Spring is coming and many families are planning their gardens. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round.

February 1, 2021

servsafe logoThe next ServSafe training scheduled for Fort Dodge on April 12, 2021.  You need to register at least 3 weeks (March 22) before the date and the size of the classes will be limited.

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