Monday, November 3, 2014 - 09:22

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 09:36

With sewing skills, ingenuity and a sense of repurpose, 4-H youth transformed unused t-shirts into cloth diapers during a hands-on service learning project at the 2014 State Awardrobe Clothing Event.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:15

Allie Lansman, a junior from Fort Dodge majoring in dietetics and former Webster County 4-H'er, will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser this week as a youth ambassador for healthy living.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 13:06

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 13:00

More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11 by sharing 4-H pride photos using #iam4H. Every Iowa community has the potential to share 4-H pride, and that is the beauty of this celebration -- and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 13:33

After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music? Human sciences specialists discuss what research shows in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:35

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:31

The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:42

Mental health experts say spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not necessary and many times cause psychological side effects. However, there are plenty of effective alternatives, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.