Finances

Local Highlights

January 29, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach - Winnebago County and the Forest City Y have teamed up to offer a new program series, called Building Stronger Families. Three learning workshops are available to the public, free of charge, and will be held at the Forest City YMCA. The first two sessions, Discipline: Balancing Love and Limits will be held on February 22nd and March 21st. The third session held on April 18th is entitled Spend Smart; Eat Smart. ISU Extension and Outreach Field Specialists will be presenting the programs. Pre-registration is requested by calling 641-585-5220 or stopping at the Forest City Y. Childcare is available (ages 3-grade 5) for a fee of $2/child per session.  Click here for full program flyer.

January 8, 2016

Grain Marketing Strategies and Education for Women

Farm women participating in Women Marketing Grain Program  will  learn basic marketing strategies, principles and risk management  as part of an operations full marketing plan. In addition, this will provide an opportunity to network with other farmwomen and women in agriculture businesses.

4 Session Course -  Starting  January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9  @ 6:30 P.M.         Cost $40.00                

Branding Iron, Thompson, Iowa      To Register  contact:   Winnebago County Extension    641-584-2261 

November 20, 2014

We have research based stress management resources specific to children to empty nesters available.  We also are spotlighting our stress management resources for the farming industry.

March 28, 2014

Extension to Families newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter for containing informaton on topics of nutrition and health, family life, gardening, and resource management along with county specific information. 

February 24, 2010

This coalition was established to assist anyone in the North Iowa region who is struggling with the current economy, whether they are currently employed or not. Developed a resource to help all residence know what community agencies or organizations are

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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

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

Share |