Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for November 2015

October 27, 2015

From now until the end of the year the 4-H County Council will be collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines.

October 27, 2015

Are you looking for something fun to do during your winter break? We will be hosting a painting workshop on December 29th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Extension Office.

October 27, 2015

4-H Re-Enrollment are due in 4-H Online December 1, 2015.

October 6, 2015

Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Look no further than the Citizenship Washington Focus trip where you as a 9-12 grader can travel by charter bus to visit Washington D.C. and the National 4 H Center. Experience leadership and citizenship on a higher level with this epic opportunity on June 10-18, 2016.


Family Sites

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.

  • 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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