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January 16, 2015

On Monday 5th and 6th graders gathered at the Laurens Public Library for the 2015 Babysitting Clinic.

January 14, 2015

SIOUX COUNTY - Successful lambing doesn’t just happen.  It involves science and good husbandry skills. To learn about both, two lambing schools will be offered on Feb. 3 at the Dave Laughton farm north of Le Mars, Iowa.  Two identical sessions – 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. – will be conducted. Participants may choose which session they wish to attend but each is limited to 25 people.

January 9, 2015

Each year, millions of consumers have their identities stolen. Identity Theft is a serious crime and can cost people time and money. Log on and Learn on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12-1pm. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office (305 North Main, Pocahontas). Cost is $5.00 with a light lunch provided. Register today by calling 712-335-3103 or email hfrerk@iastate.edu.

January 7, 2015

With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for keeping indoor plants healthy during winter.

January 7, 2015

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2015. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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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