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Local Highlights

October 30, 2014

“Don’t talk to me that way.” “Quit slamming the door.” Isn’t it amazing how the first words that often come out of a parent’s mouth is a description of what our kids are doing wrong. Then we threaten and soon we’re in the  middle of an argument. Taken too far, we may resort to harsh punishment like a slap to the face or a spanking. Later when we cool down, we may   realize that nothing was learned and the same problem is apt to happen again and again.

October 22, 2014

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach will once again be hosting holiday craft programs for residents of Buchanan County to enjoy.  There will be two programs for folks to choose from: holiday wreath making, which will take place on Thursday, December 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Heartland Acres Agribition Center; and holiday centerpiece making, which will take place on Monday, December 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Jesup Public Library.

October 16, 2014

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach has a number of helpful newsletters for the general public.  And the best part is …. they are absolutely FREE.

October 16, 2014

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers

August 26, 2014

If you got married this year, or are going to get married this year, congratulations!

During the past months your mind may have been occupied with details of wedding, honeymoon, housing decisions, moving, or other events.  In the midst of those big events, it’s easy for some small-but-important details to be overlooked.

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

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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