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November 4, 2016

For 100 years, Greene County Extension & Outreach has connected the needs of our community with Iowa State University research and resources to solve today’s problems and prepare for the future. For Greene County Extension the connection is more than professional – it’s personal. The community is invited to celebrate 100 years of service and see that personal connection through history, now, and into the future. Click here to learn more!

October 10, 2016

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5&6, will be held on two Saturdays, October 22 & 29, from 8:30 am to noon. The workshop will be held at Greene County Extension Jefferson. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by October 14  and class size is limited. Click here for more information!

June 30, 2016

As August arrives, families start to think about “back to school” routines. Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long. Click to learn more!

June 2, 2016

Are you in 5th through 7th grade and looking for a fun way to spend some time this summer? You can still register for Full STEAM Ahead, a new program through ISU Extension & Outreach Greene County. There are four STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Clubs to choose from and the program is free! Click for more information!

March 29, 2016

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5&6, will be held on two Saturdays, April 2nd & 9th from 8:30 am to noon. The workshop will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by March 30th and class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $35. For more information, click on the headline.
 

HEALTHY HOME and FAMILY LINKS

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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