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December 23, 2014

The Dubuque County Extension Office will be closed from December 25, 2014 - January 1, 2015. Many of our staff will be available by phone or email during this period, however, so please stay in touch if you need assistance. Staff contact information

December 8, 2014

Looking for something fun for your kids to do when they have days off of school? The Dubuque County Extension and Outreach office is offering fun hands on science based day programs open to all kids in Dubuque county. Each session will consist of a full day of learning with drop off beginning at 7:30 am and pick up by 5:30 pm. Kids will stay all day and need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

May 6, 2014

Community members have been gathering in Dubuque County to discuss how our communities can be more inclusive and welcoming for people who are "mid-life and beyond." Read more about the action plan and some accomplishments towards these goals.

Charles Smith's wife Jane accepts the Friend of Extension Award on his behalf.
March 26, 2014

Each year during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council selects an outstanding member of the community to receive the Friend of Extension Award. This year’s honor has been awarded posthumously to Charles Smith, a life-long 4-H member and Extension Council volunteer.  Mr. Smith passed away unexpectedly while doing chores on January 22, 2014. Click the link for the full story about this amazing volunteer.

March 24, 2014

We have copies of educational videos that are FREE for you to check out and view yourself or show to a group. Read this story for more details about our latest offerings about cover crops and wetlands conservation.

TOP PICKS:  HOME & FAMILY RESOURCES FOR DUBUQUE:

Mid-Life & Beyond - Dubuque County
Join this community-wide dialogue about the issues facing our aging population.  We want to help organize the different resources that are available for our seniors and encourage inter-generational participation.

"Words on Wellness" newsletters
This monthly publication is your extension connection to the lastest nutrition and fitness news.

ISUEcofamily blog
Subscribe to this blog and  join us as we generate conversations flavored with ideas on “living lighter”; inspire families to make changes in their everyday habits that positively impact the environment; share practices that improve the our connections to others and our economic and environmental health.

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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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