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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County

Look to Shelby County Extension and Iowa State University Extension when you have decisions that affect your life.

Upcoming Programs:

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: beginning September 22nd 2:00 to 4:30pm.
Powerful Tools for caregivers is a class designed to provide you-the family caregiver-with the skills you need to take care of yourself.  Six two-and-a-half hour class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. To register, contact Shelby County Extension & Outreach. 755-3104 or email mtaggs@iastate.edu
  

NEWSLETTERS -

October "Words on Wellness" Newsletter
September 4-H Newsletter

County News

October 1, 2014

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

August 20, 2014

Considering the high cost of health insurance, farm families should become familiar with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists in family finance discuss the implications for farm families in the August issue of Ag Decision Maker.

August 15, 2014

Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.

August 8, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Getting ready for school in the fall used to mean buying new clothes, some basic school supplies and maybe a new backpack.

August 8, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on fighting these issues. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 1, 2014 02:47 PM

While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.

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