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July 17, 2017

Nearly 750 youth delegates along with 4-H staff and volunteers attended the 2017 State 4-H Conference & Animal Science ROUNDUP held on the ISU campus in Ames. 

July 11, 2017

The 2017 Open Class Exhibit Building booklet and event listings, now available online!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

July 11, 2017

On Friday, July 21 we will be hosting a Creation Contest for youth entering grades K-8, two categories Build It at Home, Build it Now.

July 7, 2017

Eventually a family’s last child will move away from home, whether for college, the military or other employment, or perhaps just to live on his or her own. A positive perspective and some advance planning can help parents make a smooth transition from a full house to an empty nest, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 7, 2017

owa 4-H’ers have been “learning by doing” since 1902. One of the long standing traditions of 4-H has been to teach young people skills of animal husbandry, livestock nutrition and production practices that will raise quality animals that go into the food system.

Resources

Dare to Excel Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

 

AnswerLine - Information and resources for home & family questions 800-262-3804

Iowa Poison Center
IowaDepartment of Human Services

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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