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County News

kids in school
August 13, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child’s need to ease into a new grade, says Kristi Cooper, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The child who enters school this fall is not the same one who started this time last year.

Growing Beef Newsletter
August 11, 2014

The August 2014 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  Creep Feeding Economics in 2014, Plan Now for Winter Feed Needs.

organic farming
August 8, 2014

The 16-week on-line course on "Transitioning to Organic Agriculture" will be offered beginning on Tuesday, August 26, from 6 - 9 pm every Tuesday night through December 2.  The cost for farmers is $50 for the course or $10/session.    See Flyer.

credit report
July 21, 2014

Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year, says Susan Taylor, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  “Information in your history may be correct and that’s great, but there may be information that is not accurate,” Taylor said. “Check your credit report to make sure you really are ‘you.’”  Taylor learned the importance of this annual step from personal experience.
 

MyPlate for Older Adults
July 10, 2014

Check out the August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This is a nutrition newsletter targeted for older adults. August NEWS.  For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

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

August 28, 2014 02:25 PM

As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard,...

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