Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 19, 2014

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers.  Food Preservation 101 will be held Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Estherville Public Library.

August 8, 2014

Now is the time to enroll your family in the Strengthening Families Program. Estherville Lincoln Central Community School sixth-graders and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, program which consists of attending two-hour classes. During the weekly classes, the first hour consists of the parents and children working with separate facilitators and the second hour working with each other to discuss and practice what they have learned.

July 11, 2014

Melissa O'Rourke presented a Farmland Leasing Meeting on July 30, if attendees would like to have the powerpoint slides they are now available by clicking here. We have some of Farmland Leasing Books available for sale, cost is $10.

July 11, 2014

Farm Generational Transition, "Managing for Today and Tomorrow" course for Farm Women begins August 19 in Graettinger. 

June 17, 2014

As a  child care provider, planning for your financial future is an important part of success in reaching your financial goals.  Learn how to increase your savings, understand investment principles, choose investments wisely, and plan for retirement.

RESOURCES

Home Moisture
Flood Cleanup

Radon Guide


SHIIP
- Senior health insurance information program
CYFERnet
  - Children, youth and families education and resource network

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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