County News

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 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 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.

March 13, 2018

This very popular publication from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state.

child thinking
February 18, 2018

It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on our body language, adult conversations, and news media stories.Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist in the area of family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their child.

April 24, 2017

Looking for a wellness program for your staff or group? ISU Extension and Outreach has a program available at no cost – “What About Me? My Wellbeing?” Contact Malisa Rader at mrader@iastate.edu for more information.

Money Mechanics
March 8, 2017

When making financial decisions, seeking unbiased information is an important first step.  ISU Extension’s free “Money Mechanics” publications provide research-based non-commercial information on ten core financial topics.  They’re designed to help you make informed decisions to meet your needs. 

April 27, 2015

Words on Wellness (WOW) promotes a healthy lifestyle. Get reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety.  Check out WOW to explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

March 12, 2015

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a FREE program available to families in Webster County to help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families.

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