Home and Family

Local Highlights

April 27, 2016

This is the 17th year for the Queen contest in Jones County. Application and letter are available electronically or by stopping at the Fair office, 800 North Maple Street, Monticello, IA; Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The deadline is June 6th, 2016.

April 20, 2016

Sale will feature a variety of perennial plants for local growing conditions.  Plus other horticulture related items and baked goods. Proceeds go towards scholarship and horticulture programs offered in Jones county.

April 14, 2016

This short course is free!   SafeFood 4-H is a short course on food safety from ISUEO and includes information on proper temperatures, hygiene, cross-contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing. This course will help 4-H members, leaders, and parents and guardians better understand how to handle food in food stands, fundraisers, and even 4-H projects!

January 14, 2016

Paul Crawford has joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as the regional director serving Benton, Jones and Linn counties effective January 2016. Crawford also will serve as director of the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Linn County located in Cedar Rapids, his primary office.


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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