Home and Family

Local Highlights

November 24, 2015

Iowa State University Extension  Family Finance specialists will be presenting a free workshop on understanding and make smart health insurance choices.

October 20, 2015

The Jones County Master Gardeners are offering a program on holiday/winter arrangements. Sunday, December 6th, 2015 from    1 -3 pm at the Youth Development Center, Monticello (fairgrounds). Space is limited. Cost is $15.00. Call  the Jones County Extension office 319-465-3224 to pre-register before November 30th. Mail payment to: Jones County Extension, PO Box 28, Monticello, IA 52310.

July 30, 2015

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jones County office at 800 North Maple Street in Monticello, Iowa. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start in September.

May 21, 2015
  • Jones County Extension and Outreach and the Jones County Conservation board are offering "Outdoor Wondercation"
  • 4th - 12th grade youth
  • "Canoeing Adventure"- MonMaq to Pictured Rocks or Central Park depending on river level - 6th grade and up- Date TBD, 2015
  • Snack provided. Pre-registration is required for each program. $10.00 materials fee for each program. The fee for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the 4-H Youth Development Extension Program.
  • Call the Jones County Extension office to reserve your spot at 319-465-3224319-465-3224.

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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