Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 14, 2014

Join us as we dive into the mystery of why some things sink while others float!  We'll be getting our hands wet as we experiment with various everyday objects.

July 30, 2014

Iowa Master Gardener program and ISU Extension & Outreach are offering a series of summer garden webinars for the general public.  This years webinars are on trees.   Aug 14 and Sept 4th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Floyd County Extension Office.  Call 641-228-1453 to register or for more information. 

May 23, 2014

Participants will practice skills like buying fruits and vegetables reading food labels, and sticking to a budget, etc. on this free guided grocery store tour. 

August 18, 2014

A multi-session program for women focusing on financial literacy that  is scheduled for Nov 6, 13, 20 and Dec 4th  from 6-9pm at the Floyd County Extension Office. 

August 18, 2014

This 2-hour class is designed to launch first-time owners into a comfort zone with their iPads.  It is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9 at either 9-11 am or 5:30-7:30 pm at the Floyd County Extension Office.  Call 641-228-1453 to sign up. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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