Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 17, 2016

What are the most common food allergies? Learn the signs and symtoms of food allergies and common food allergens for children. Practice altering menus to avoid food allergens and reading labels to identify food allergens. This program is for parents as much as child care providers. Please join us on Tuesday, Nov 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Palo Alto Extension Office. Cost is $15 to attend.Please call 712-852-2865 to register.

October 10, 2016

Come listen to Karen Schwaller inspirational and funny stories about life on a rural Iowa farm. You won't want to miss this evening. Farming has its ups and downs and Karen shares stories about life through that agricultural lens. Cost is $15 which includes a meal. To register call 712-852-2865.

September 22, 2016

Are you experiencing Flooding? If so here are some resources to help you. If you have any questions please call Palo Alto County Extension Office 712-852-2865 : http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-with-flooding

January 12, 2015

The 2015 Palo Alto County Extension Council

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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