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October 3, 2016

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Series Starts November 3

Series of six classes which will provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself, so you can care for your loved one more effectively.

August 23, 2016

Registration now open! Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? September 8 @ 6:30 PM.  Money Talk; Financial Education for Women on Thursday Evenings, September 15-October 13

August 11, 2016

Registration Deadline is September 1- Sign up Today!! Classes Start September 20th.

August 3, 2016

Final Webinar is August 9th- Register today!! The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program is again offering a summer webinar series in June, July and August of 2016. The series is free, and open to anyone interested in attending to learn more about the benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects. 

June 8, 2016

Local residents interested in food preservation are invited to Food Preservation 101, a two-hour overview of general food preservation principles.  The course will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cass County Extension office in Atlantic.

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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