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Local Highlights

April 25, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach turfgrass specialist Ryan Adams has written a series of five publications designed to help turfgrass managers keep their fields healthy and safe.

April 21, 2016

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices.

April 20, 2016

“In today’s economy, many Iowans are taking advantage of the land and garden spaces that are available to them to grow their own foods,” says Holly VanHeel, ISU Extension Nutrition & Wellness Program Specialist.  “We are ‘rediscovering’ the joy and economies of home gardening and want to preserve that bounty to enjoy throughout the year by freezing, drying or canning those foods,” VanHeel shared.

April 20, 2016

Understanding what motivates farmers to implement soil and water conservation practices was a goal of the 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

April 20, 2016

The Field Scouting Basics Workshop is a course for beginning corn and soybean crop scouts. The workshop builds on the fundamentals of crop scouting covered during the ISU Extension and Outreach Field Crop Scout School in February.

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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