Home and Family

Local Highlights

Master Gardener
May 15, 2015

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. 
Current article:   What's in a name?

May 8, 2015

Does your child like bugs and pretending to be a mad scientist? (Muahahaha!) Then they'll love these Madison County Extension Day Camps.

May 1, 2015

Avian influenza does not impact the foods that consumers eat, says an Iowa State University food safety expert.

April 21, 2015

Gaze upon the faces of greatness at Mt. Rushmore, see how Crazy Horse Monument is forming, take a big gulp of "ice water" at Wall Drug, see where the buffalo roam and more!

April 20, 2015

Recently, a group of middle school girls testing the C6 BioFarm game came up with an interesting observation. “Why would anyone farm?” one said. “It’s really risky and stressful.”

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

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