Home and Family

Local Highlights

November 21, 2016

Many families struggle with making succession plans. “Families say they don’t know how to start talking about farm   succession,” David Baker, farm transition specialist, said. “We ask them, 'What do you have now?' and 'Where do you want to go?' to get them started.”

September 28, 2016

Filing a tax return is important but can be costly for lower-income households.  Volunteers can help through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in Wright County.  New volunteer tax preparers are needed at local VITA sites operated in cooperation with Wright County Extension and the Eagle Grove Memorial Library. 

November 23, 2016

Whether you would like to start your own hive or just want to learn more about bees. This class is for all ages.

April 20, 2016

According to the Administration for Children and Families over 7,000 children in Iowa are experiencing homelessness, says Jenna Pattee, a human sciences intern with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Communication!
January 27, 2016


“We know that caring for an older adult with chronic conditions, or caring for a child with special health and behavioral needs, can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining,”

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.

  • 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.

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