Laura Sternweis
ISU Extension and Outreach

Organizational Advancement
515-294-0775
lsternwe@iastate.edu

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The Good Agricultural Practice workshop scheduled for Nov. 19 in Sioux City has been cancelled. Those who registered for the workshop may transfer their registration to another upcoming GAP workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

If foodservice workers don’t follow food safety procedures, there is a chance the salad will arrive with a side order of foodborne illness. That’s why Iowa State University and Kansas State University have teamed up to create a set of posters demonstrating safe handling of leafy greens for foodservice operations.

Daily news reports about Ebola infections, quarantines and death may have children worried that they may be stricken by this disease or other illnesses. Human sciences specialists offer suggestions for helping children cope with their fears in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

The 90 million family caregivers in the United States are providing care every day for their loved ones. In November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution.

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

With sewing skills, ingenuity and a sense of repurpose, 4-H youth transformed unused t-shirts into cloth diapers during a hands-on service learning project at the 2014 State Awardrobe Clothing Event.

After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music? Human sciences specialists discuss what research shows in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.

The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.

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