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Local Highlights

October 16, 2014

Holiday spending and meal preparation can be a source of stress.  Planning ahead can make it a time of cheer for everyone.  Join ISU Extension on November 4th and 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Emmet Extension and Outreach office for a series designed to increase your health and wealth while reducing holiday stress.

October 16, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

October 15, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Emmet County, is offering a training for child care providers that helps kids be “school ready” and greatly increases their chance for academic success.  Come join Nancy Clark, ISU Extension Nutrition and Health Program Specialist to learn new ways to connect with children as we explore literacy strategies to use with great books.

September 15, 2014

 

Emmet County Extension & Outreach office will host an Continuing Instructional Course for the following commercial pesticide applicators:

  • Roadside, Forest, & Aquatic Pest Management
  • Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management
  • Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Management
  • Fumigation
  • Pest Control Operators
September 8, 2014

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

RESOURCES

Home Moisture
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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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