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Local Highlights

February 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered where the energy comes from that makes your lights or TV work?  Join us for Clover Kids as we have fun discovering how energy can be found in nature and how we can make good choices abourt using energy. 

January 27, 2017

Life is not about money - but how you mange money impacts your quality of life, your family's life, and the life of your community.  A new course from ISU Extension and Outreach provides the tools Iowans need to work toward financial goals.  This course is being offered at the Floyd County Extension Office on Tuesday, March 7th  from 6-8 pm.  Please call 641-228-1453 or email xfloyd@iastate.edu to register. 

January 23, 2017

A pet can be your best pal, join us for Clover Kids Pet Pals as we have fun learning about pets of all shapes and sizes.  We will even put on a stuffed animal pet show of our own, so bring your favorite stuffed animal and join the fun.  If you would like to share your live pet, bring a photo of them! 

December 2, 2016

Take advantage of the upcoming programs at the Floyd County Extension Office at the beginning of 2017.  Workshops located in Charles City and at the Marble Rock Public Library. 

September 19, 2016

Check out the 4-H  & FFA Floyd County Fair Results by clicking here


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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