Local Highlights

October 6, 2016

There will be a Babysitting Basics Class on Friday, November 4th at the Story County ISU Extension and Outreach office located at 220 H Avenue in Nevada. The class begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. The class is open to 5th and 6th graders who are interested in becoming babysitters or becoming a more prepared and informed babysitter. There is a $25.00 fee for materials and the deadline for signing up is Monday, October 31st.

September 20, 2016

The final Nonprofit Management Workshop session will take place October 27 of 2016. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

September 8, 2016

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

September 8, 2016

“The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Story County for the next four years,” Boelman said. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 26, 2016

The Nonprofit Management Workshop session concludes October 27 with 'Writing Sucess Stories'. This workshop is meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

Buying health insurance is more complicated than buying a piece of furniture or even a car. There is a lot to know, and informed consumers can make better choices.  Learn more about how to make a Smart Choice with the research-based, non-commercial and non-political information through the ISU Extension and Outreach workshop which was recorded on December 1, 2015.

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • Sharpen your financial coaching skills during this 5-week face-to-face and online course designed to help non-profit organizations/groups assist clients/members with their financial management concerns.

  • Online resources to help improve financial wellbeing through education and counseling in the areas of homeownership, personal finance, and credit.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • Get involved in an online learn-at-home or face-to-face course on money management designed for women of all ages. It will help you learn to take charge of your money!

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • 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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