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August 10, 2016

Plan to attend one of 11 educational sessions to learn more about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), including the roles and responsibilities of veterinarians, producers, and distributors. The series is set for Aug. 22 through Sept. 1 at various locations around Iowa, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns.

August 8, 2016

Mark your calendars for the annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk, which is set for September 7th starting at 5:30 p.m., and will be hosted by Jason and Paul Wells from Milton, IA.

August 8, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

June 15, 2016

With the recent events in Orlando Florida, children could be exposed to media and adult conversations that would cause emotions difficult for them to deal with. The publication, Talking to Children about Terrorism, will help parents and other adults talk with their children about what they are feeling.

June 14, 2016

Grandparents have more gifts to share than those that cost money. Learn more about these gifts in this article.

May 25, 2016

How can I be sure my retirement paycheck is going to cover expenses and last my lifetime?

May 6, 2016

Learn more about food preservation through online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. It is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older interested in learning safe food preservation techniques.

March 1, 2016

Older Iowans have access to online videos on nutrition, physical activity and food safety on the Mid Life and Beyond web site.

February 5, 2016

Use your tax refund to save money! PowerPay can show you how paying your debts early will reduce your total interest cost.

January 5, 2016

With the new year upon us, many folks make resolutions to improve their finances. And even those who don’t make resolutions find themselves assessing their financial situations as they receive year-end account statements, tax documents and holiday bills. It’s a perfect time to take the on-line independent study resource, “Take Control of Your Money.”

December 7, 2015

At any time in your career you can take steps to create an economically successful retirement. Retirement: Secure Your Future is an ISUEO publication series designed to help.

November 25, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior -- sibling fights, says Joy Rouse, Human Sciences Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 20, 2015

September 3rd, 2016 begins a new 4-H year!!  If you would like more information on clubs available to join or help with registration, I'm more than willing to help!
Please call 641-774-2016 or email   It's gonna be the best year ever!!

October 15, 2015

Parents want to protect their children, but it’s challenging. Youth need skills to help them resist the peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors. This program provides support for parents and youth.

September 3, 2015

The National  Institute on Aging ,at the National Institute for Health, in collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging is celebrating its’  first annual Go4Life month.

August 10, 2015

Start off the school year with the September Dare to Excel newsletter.  This online resource shares tips and proven parenting practices parents can use at home or in the community to help children succeed at school.  This month’s topic is Positive Behaviors.

May 6, 2015

Iowa State alum named as ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist

November 26, 2012

Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Spend Smart Eat Smart will help you learn skills and adopt habits so you can feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

October 14, 2012

 We are a web based marketplace where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

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