Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 24, 2017

Approximately 1,000 teens are expected to converge on ISU campus for 3 days this summer to investigate their passions and interests, career opportunities, what 4-H offers and what it's like to go to college. 

May 11, 2017

Check out the day camp opportunities this summer for those who have complete grades K-6th grade.  We will be investigating animal artifacts; learning about frogs, gravity, balancing and spinning; and exploring the world of healthy eating.  Come join us! 

May 11, 2017

4-H members in grades 4-8 can sign up for a day trip to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque and the "Field of Dreams"  at Dyersville on Thursday, August 3rd.  Cost is $10.  Seats are limited so get your registration in ASAP. 

May 10, 2017

Fair Entry Deadline is June 23rd!  If you need help see the helpsheet "How to Enter Exhibits in Fair Entry"  or call 641-228-1453. 

April 19, 2017

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. is now available as an app.  The brand new, free mobile app puts healthy eating and cost saving tools in the palm of your hand at the grocery store.  These new tools on the app make is easier to eat healthy and stick to your budget.  Download for free today from you app store. 


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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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