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Local Highlights

January 10, 2014

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County is excited to announce that a new building is in the works!  The building will help Woodbury County Extension better meet the needs of the residents of Woodbury County and the region. 

May 23, 2014

Ash trees around Siouxland are dropping their leaves. The leaf drop is likely due to anthracnose.  Anthracnose is a common fungal disease of trees in Iowa. Woodbury County Extension office has received numerous calls this week from all over Siouxland about the problem.

May 23, 2014

The College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, offers two workshops—Explore Design! and Design Innovation—for middle and high school students entering sixth grade through recent graduates.  Register online via the links from the workshop dates below. The Explore Design! workshop fee is $10; the Design Innovation fee is $20. There is also an option to register for both Explore Design! and Design Innovation workshops in a single week for a combined $25 registration fee. Special accommodations are available upon request for dietary or accessibility needs.

May 14, 2014

Are you looking for FUN EDUCATIONAL options for your child this summer?  Iowa State University Extension (ISUE) Camps for KIds are a great option.  ISUE - Woodbury County offers urban programming through our Midtown Center located at 14th and Nebraska in Sioux City. 

April 17, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County will present Soil To Supper focusing on vegetables.  ISU Extension Health and Nutrition Program Specialist Renee Sweers and Master Garden Coordinator Laurie Taylor will host workshops on preparing your soil for planting, planting and cooking vegetables on Monday, April 21, Monday May 5 and Monday June 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Woodbury County Extension, 4301 Sergeant Road, #209, Sioux City.

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.

  • 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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