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Local Highlights

September 23, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Whitney Weisinger to the Lee County staff. Weisinger joined the organization as office assistant on September 6.

August 26, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Shannon Tackes to the Lee County staff. Tackes joined the organization as parent educator for The Family Connection program in Keokuk in July.

July 15, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will be testing canner gauges for free at our office. Learn more here.

May 26, 2016

We are excited to be bringing 3 different STEM Adacemy sessions this June for youth that have finished Kindergarten through 5th grade in Gardening, Animal Science, and Cooking!

March 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County has much to celebrate during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, March 27 through April 2.

Our evidence-based parenting education program, The Family Connection, provides parents with education, resources and support. Participants earn points for participation that can be redeemed for family necessities. Click here to find out how you can be involved!


Money for Life Newsletters

Dare to Excel Newsletters for Parents of School-Aged Children - Latest Issue

Just in Time Parenting Newsletter for pre-birth to age 5

The Science of Parenting Blog

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • 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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