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Local Highlights

August 25, 2016

This Friday, August 26, we have Co-featured vendors at the Monroe County Farmers Market.

August 17, 2016

If you want beets the size of lyour fist, then come stop by Oleksandr's "Sasha" table at the market!

Sasha is famous around town for his giant beets, radishes, and turnips.  But he also stocks his tent with field-ripened sweet corn (this week he has Kandy corn), juicy watermelons, large cabbages, tomatoes, onions, homemade jams, and much more.  Find out what he will have this Friday on the Albia courthouse square from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

August 12, 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.

April 17, 2014

Interested in canning, freezing or dehydrating?  Don't use grandma's recipes!  It is essential to use current tested recipes and procedures to make sure your food is safe.

April 1, 2014

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) is a community-based approach to child protection.  Partnerships work to prevent child abuse, neglect, and re-abuse, safely decrease the number of out-of-home placements, and promote timely reunification when children are placed in foster care.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.  The long term focus of CPPC is to protect children by changing the culture in our community to improve child welfare processes, practices, and policies.


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.

  • 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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