County News

January 14, 2020

Tractor spraying pesticide in a corn field

Webster County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Webster County Extension office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge).


hands with word support
November 26, 2019

Caregiving often includes the need to make wise financial decisions – for the person who needs care and alsofor the caregivers themselves! Start now to prepare. The Finances of Caregiving workshop series offers you and your family key information about available resources and strategies, and gets you started gathering needed information. Tuesdays, March 24 and 31 plus April 7,14, 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Webster County Extension Office in Fort Dodge.   Fee is $35, and allows several members of a family to participate together. Pre-Register by March 17 at or call Webster Co Extension at 515-576-2119 with questions.

November 25, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a farm financial planning program that provides access to Farm Financial Management associates who are part-time Extension employees that can help anyone who wants to understand a complete picture of their farm financial situation.  This service is confidential and offered at no charge. You can access more information at  and you can find a list of the associates and their contact information at

November 1, 2019

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.   Next class in Webster County will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Register by December 23, 2019. 

October 14, 2019

This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the planting dates.  Resources for grain storage and drying.

plant sample
June 14, 2019

With the crops of Iowa in the ground, it is time to start thinking about seedling diseases. The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic is a resource for corn and soybean growers assessing their field  throughout the season.

April 27, 2019

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, 2019

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.

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. 

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