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October 7, 2019

Allamakee 4-H Soup Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion. 

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October 7, 2019

Activities and family time combine for learning and fun in Raising School Ready Readers, a program for preschoolers and their families offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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September 10, 2019

How people respond to stress can affect their behavior. Stress also can affect their relationships, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Heffern and Helgerson Families
August 6, 2019

The Heffern Memorial Award was established by the Heffern family in memory of Bernie Heffern who passed away in 2008.  Bernie was very passionate about all areas of 4-H, and its importance in the lives of youth and their families.  She and her husband, Bob, were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2007 for their lifelong dedication to 4-H.

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July 29, 2019

Private wells are an important part of Iowa’s landscape, and keeping an eye on the quality of water coming out of those wells is equally important.

Resources

Dare to Excel Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

 

AnswerLine - Information and resources for home & family questions 800-262-3804

Iowa Poison Center
IowaDepartment of Human Services

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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