Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 7, 2017

A food preservation program that includes both online lessons and handson workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.

March 2, 2017

Are you looking for quick easy meals? Check out our freezer meal workshop.

February 13, 2017

Your Financial habits often need a tune up . Human Sciences Extension & Outreach offers several free tools to help.

January 13, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

steamfest
January 9, 2017

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, April 8 with us at the Musco Technology Center on William Penn's campus in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-3pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, fun entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!


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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