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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

Ask an Expert- click here

County News

November 6, 2018

Open enrollment season is here for health insurance, and many consumers will be making important choices in the next few weeks. Barb Wollan, a Human Sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, encourages people to take some time to explore options before making a choice. This is especially important for those who purchase insurance individually, rather than obtaining coverage through their employer.

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.

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.

April 4, 2018

Do you remember what it was like to be in middle school?  It has always been hard, but these days it seems like there is even more going on.  Regardless of whether you are smoothly sailing or having a rough ride, it seems like all parents can use some practical strategies for navigating succesfully into the teen years & beyond.  Empowering Families to Grow Together in an online educational series for families with current 6th & 7th graders in the Fort Dodge community. 

March 22, 2018

Is there something special you want to do this summer?  A trip?  A landscaping project?  The annual state fair week?  Whatever your summer goals, they'll probably require some money.  The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course.

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