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Local Highlights

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Office Assistant in Storm Lake.

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Outreach Educator in Storm Lake.

July 16, 2014
Buena Vista County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing & Land Value informational workshop on Thursday, July 31st from 1:30pm to 4pm. Presenter Melissa O'Rourke will have everyone leaving with a heightened understanding of farmland leasing and values. Pre-registration fee is $20 per person which includes a comprehensive workbook or $25 at the door. Call 712-732-5056 to register.
June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach-Pocahontas County is holding an Assessing Farm, Crop, and Home Damage After Severe Weather meeting on Tuesday, June 24th, at 1:30 p.m. at Iowa West Bank in their meeting room. Iowa West Bank is located at 202 West Main Street in Laurens.

June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach responds to the June 2014 flooding. Find valuable resources here:  www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2014 

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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