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September 11, 2014

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.

September 10, 2014

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.

September 10, 2014

Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach will be offering a “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” class on Monday, November 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at the Pocahontas County Extension meeting room.

September 10, 2014

Educators who teach personal finance skills to pre-teens, teens, and young adults are invited to a workshop on the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) being held Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, 500 NE 6th Street in Pocahontas.

September 10, 2014

Always in a rush at night after work? Not sure what to make for supper?

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.

  • 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.

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