County News

May 16, 2018

Day CampThis camp will provide the opportunity for youth who have completed 5th - 7th grade, to explore their creativity.  Particpants will model clay, paint, and much more!  This day camp will be held August 7th - 9th, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the Blanden Art Museum (920 - 3rd Ave. South, Fort Dodge)

May 16, 2018

Day CampDuring this camp, youth who have completed 4th-6th grade, will have the opportunity to learn the basic of cooking while baking fun and delicious recipes!  The camp will be held June 25th - 27th, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Webster Co. Fairgrounds (22770 Old Hwy. 169, Fort Dodge).

May 16, 2018

Day CampIf you want to learn the basics of cooking while baking fun and delicious recipes, and completed 2nd - 3rd grade, then this is the day camp for you!  This day camp will be held June 25th - 27th, at the Webster Co. Fairgrounds (22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge).

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.

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 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.

March 12, 2015

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.

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