Home and Family

Local Highlights

April 28, 2014

Gardens are being planted and produce will soon be ready for harvest.  Are you sure that your pressure canner gauge is working properly?  We offer an opportunity for you to have it tested on May 22nd.

April 28, 2014

Home food preservation isn't difficult - but it does require following specific directions exactly.  Learn why foods need preservation, the safest methods of canning and freezing and take home USDA approved recipes and handouts.

March 19, 2014

Are you enrolled in the photography project?  Did you recently receive a new camera and now you have questions
about what all it can do?  Attend the upcoming 4-H Photography workshop.

February 4, 2014

Do you talk to friends? Take part in a school play? Write reports? Read books? If you do, you’re communicating! The world of communication impacts you every day. By participating in the 4-H Communication project, you will explore the exciting world of communication, and learn more about yourself and others.  Why not share your knowledge in a topic area with those around you by doing a working exhibit or giving a presentation.

Clothing
February 4, 2014

Do you like to shop for clothes or construct something you can wear?  Why not take your talents and become part of the clothing event?  Guys and Gals are encouraged to participate in this event on June 14, 2014.

Resources Available:

Drug and Alcohol Prevention  information available from Department of Health and Human Services.

Families of Military Personnel and Healthy Parenting Toolkit websites provides resources for parents dealing with issues related to serving in the United States military.

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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