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Local Highlights

February 16, 2017

Summer Science Discovery Camp logoISU Extension Summer Discovery Program Coordinator and Program Intern positions available in Benton County.  Job descriptions and applications available.

February 6, 2017

Corndog Checkoff logo picRenovate and preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds by making a monetary donation to the program when completing your 2016 Iowa Tax form.

February 2, 2017

Morel mushroom pictureAnyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can attend the Morel Mushroom Identification Workshop.

February 2, 2017

ISU Human Sciences logo pictureLiving with purpose is the number one factor in living a fulfilled life.  Learn tips to live life with purpose.

February 2, 2017

master gardener logo pictureThe 2017 Winter Webinar series for Master Gardeners will look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.


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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