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Local Highlights

May 22, 2015

Plant Iowa Natives - FREE seminars, displays, information and design advice offered Saturday, May 30th 10 am to noon. Learn how you can use Iowa Natives in your yard.This program will be held at 125 W Forevergreen Road, Coralville. For more information or to reigster call: 319-626-6770 or go to Forevergreengrows.com

Hawkeye CWMA Invasive Species Field Day - FREE field day for anyone wanting to learn about invasive species or how to manage invasive species. Lunch will be provided to registered participants. Call 319-645-1011 to register.

May 22, 2015

Aronia is a woody perennial shrub native to the eastern United States. This hardy Zone 3 plant can be found in wet woods and swamps. Better known as black chokeberry, the aronia berry is not among the fruits approved for making jams or jellies under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and cannot be sold without validation that the recipe meets the standard of identity for fruit preserves, jams or jellies.

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.
May 18, 2015

We are so pleased that you would like to be a part of the 16th Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest. Our goal is for you to learn life lessons, make new friends, be creative, confident, original and most of all - have a great time. Applications are available (see link) or pick up a copy at the fair office. Deadline is June 8th.

April 29, 2015

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Jones County is offering Summer Science Discovery Camp for kids in grades K-5. This year's theme "A World in Motion" .  Cost is $30 per camper. Registration deadline is May 15th, 2015.

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.

  • 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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