Shelby County

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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:
Color Me Healthy: September 30th 6:30-9:30pm 
Color Me Healthy is designed to be used in family day-care homes, Head Start classrooms and child-care centers serving four and five year olds. This three hour program is free of charge. Each day-care home or center will receive one Color Me Healthy kit for attending. (limited supply) Register by contacting Shelby County Extension & Outreach. 755-3104 or email
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


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

Youth Community Improvement Grants availablyes

Shelby County Extension & Outreach will offer grants to any youth organization for community improvemetn projects.  The purpose is to provide "seed money" that organizations can use as a starting point on their project.  Contact the Shelby County Extension office or click here for more details.

County News

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

June 4, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort. But before giving up, consider this: the kids might learn something from the experience. During June, family life specialists examine this proposition in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 18, 2014 01:53 PM

Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the...

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