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Local Highlights

July 2, 2015

Water Rocks! presents the Conservation Station—a mobile learning center that educates audiences of all ages about the importance of healthy soil and clean water.  It will be stopping at the Plymouth County Fair on Saturday, August 1 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Plymouth County Fair is located at 500 4th Ave NE in Le Mars.

June 25, 2015

Plan now to attend the annual Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Iowa Research Farm field day on Wednesday, July 8. The research farm is located south of Calumet in O’Brien County. ISU Extension and Outreach continues to anticipate Iowans’ needs for their farms, families, businesses, and communities.

June 25, 2015

Informational Workshops Offered Across Northwest Iowa from July 23 through July 3. 

Thursday, July 23  -   Le Mars  - 6:30pm: LeMars Convention Center Lower Level

June 16, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Plymouth County, USDA Rural Development, and the Iowa Energy Center will be partnering for a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015 at the Plymouth County Extension Office located in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center.

June 15, 2015

6:30-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - FREE

FAMILY LIFE

Do you have questions about parenting, aging, eco family, childcare and early childhood education?  Check out these helpful resources!

 

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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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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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