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Wreath
November 20, 2014

In case you missed our Wreath-Making Workshops, here are instructions on how to make an evergreen wreath.

WLL
November 18, 2014

Women, Land and Legacy met on November 13, 5:30-8:00 pm, 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The program topic was "Soil, Slopes and Glaciers-Fred Greder Talks Dirt." Women, Land and Legacy discussion meetings offer presentations and discussion on topics that are a concern of women involved in farming. Everyone is invited to come. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

WOW
October 31, 2014

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. It is a newsletter for families developed by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

Clover Kids
October 16, 2014

Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension invites all kindergarten-3rd grade students at Jefferson and Roosevelt Elementary Schools to join us for a five week after-school program called Clover Kids After-School!

October 3, 2014

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Home and Family Resources:

  • Family Answer Line     (800) 262-3804 Questions relating to home and family
    (M-F, 8-11:50 a.m. & 1-5 p.m.)
    TDD (Telecommunications device for deaf persons) (800) 854-1658
  • Iowa Concern Hotline     (800) 447-1985 Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions (24 hours)
  • Healthy Families     (800) 369-2229
    Prenatal health care questions and information (24 hours)
  • Teen Line     (800) 443-8336
    Personal and health-related information and referral (24 hours)
  • ISU Continuing Ed.     (800) 262-0015
    Off campus credit courses and non-credit conferences (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • NEED INFORMATION?
    Visit the Iowa State University and ISU Extension sites on the World Wide Web. http://www.iastate.edu http://www.exnet.iastate.edu

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

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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