Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 18, 2014

 
Patty Steiner, Nutrition & Health Specialist of ISU Extension & Outreach will show current methods of safe home food preservation!

February 19, 2014

A Lego Robotics Camp will be offered for 4th-6th grade and Up For the Challenge, focusing on nutrition and fitness, will be offered for Kindergarten-3rd grade.

February 12, 2014

A course for folks eager to reconnect to the land, grow their own food and create a sustainable personal farmscape!

August 14, 2013

Pick Your Adventure with 4-H! There are tons of possibilities! 14 Clubs with 4 Clover Kids clubs! 4H is more than 'just an Ag program'! It is making the better BEST! Join online today, or call the Extension Office at 641-472-4166!

Enrollment begins September 1st!

Home and Family Professional Staff

National Network for Child Care

Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development

Better Kid Care

Iowa Home Land Security

Acreage Living

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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