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Local Highlights

May 12, 2016

Red Oak, IA - ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County will be hosting 3 different day camps available to youth in Montgomery County this summer. Join us for a fun, hands-on learning experience at one of the following day camps: Digging Up Dinosaurs, Planet Wind Energy and Farm Adventures! 

April 28, 2016

Each month, specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach provide a wealth of information to Iowa residents.  Updated regularly as more newsletters are made available!

June 2, 2016

The deadline for ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County summer day camps has been extended to Friday, June 11th. Camps will be capped at 20 participants each. Complete and submit a registration form by Friday, June 11th at 4:30 PM to the Extension Office at 400 Bridge Street.  

June 2, 2016

Twenty-seven youth, grades 5th through 9th, recently participated in a Babysitter Workshop hosted in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County and Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. The class was held on June 1st at MCMH and taught safety/first aid, CPR, child development and other babysitting basics. 

May 31, 2016

Summer is here and time to think about cooking outdoors.  Although many people cook outdoors all year around, summer is still a time for barbeques.  These are some simple guidelines for safe food grilling to prevent bacteria from multiplying and possible food borne illness from happening to you.

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.

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