Home and Family

Local Highlights

Lunch on the Farm
May 15, 2015

With the growing interest in local foods, visiting with local farmers out on their farm has become a popular idea. Join Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach on Saturday, June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and a tour of Gerber Berries near Larchwood, owned and operated by Monte and Karla Gerber.

College of Design
May 8, 2015

Explore the possibilites of a future in art and design at an Iowa State University College of Design Summer workshop.

Job Opening Sioux County
May 8, 2015

The K-4 Youth Programs Associate Educator will develop volunteers, partners, and advocates to build inclusive, engaging and dynamic educational programming for families of Kindergarten, 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade youth in Sioux County. This position is full time located at the Sioux County Extension Office at; 400 Central Ave NW Suite 700, Orange City, Iowa.

YoungFarmer
April 6, 2015

Join over 60 young farmers and stay current on the ever-changing face of agriculure.

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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