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Local Highlights

April 30, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

April 30, 2015

Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

April 30, 2015

Be part of an open learning environment that asks participants to share and develop ideas!
Gain an understanding of resources that can be used to start and grow your business!

April 29, 2015

Every Child Counts: Building Community is a workshop for child care providers, interested parents and grandparents and teachers.  It will help you to learn ways to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in a community where children support each other.  

April 27, 2015

Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has general information about avian influenza and factsheets on keeping your birds healthy.

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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