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Local Highlights

May 23, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted 4-H Saturday Clover Kids on May 14 at the Waukon Wellness Center.  26 kindergarten through third graders finished working on a 4-H fair project.

May 20, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 7th Annual Breakfast on the Farm event on Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon, at Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar, Iowa. Iowa’s Dairy Center is located just south of Calmar at 1527 Highway 150 South.

May 20, 2016

Hands on workshop in beef project area. Learn more about nutrition, daily care & safety. Hear from local beef professionals. Come and participate in a fun and interactive afternoon.

May 6, 2016

You will get to experience campus life, and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! 

May 2, 2016

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be ready.  The Allamakee Farmers Market in Waukon will start its thirteenth season on Monday, June 6.  Market times will be from 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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

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  • 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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