Home and Family

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August 3, 2012

Take a look at our newsletter to see what's happening in 4-H!

November 13, 2015

Ready or not, winter weather will soon be here.  Consider these reminders as you prepare for the return of winter weather.

March 5, 2015

The newsletter is linked online below, but articles this issue will include winter care for horses, lanning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/newsletter/winter-2014

March 3, 2015

If your household income is at or below the following range you may be eligible for Food Assistance.S

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents- Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.


Poison Control Center (Iowa)


Iowa Dept of Health & Human Services

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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