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Local Highlights

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October 14, 2016

Several sessions on topics such as Gathering Key Information, Need for Legal Documents, Caregiving and Retirement, Paying for Long Term Care and Communications. Call for more information 641-472-4166. Held at the Jefferson County Extension Office at 2606 West Burlington Ave., Fairfield. 

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October 14, 2016

Good nutrition does not have to be expensive. Learn strategies to save money on food expenses while  incorporating new ideas into menu planning and food shopping. Location at the Extension Office. Call Stan Hughes @ 641-472-4166 or e-mail stanh@iastate.edu.

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October 14, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning. Call Joy Rouse for more information. 641-842-2014


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October 11, 2016

Check out our flyer on the upcoming CIC for Certified Commercial Persticide Applicators. To sign up for email notices: http://eepurl.com/_kHb1. Contact our office for further information. 641-472-4166. Current dates: Oct. 19 with Aquatic, Forest, and Right-Of-Way Pest Management and Oct 27 with Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management. 

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September 14, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

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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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