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June 21, 2019

The Ag Olympics will be held at the fair on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Show Barn.  Ag Olympics is a timed obstacle relay race where teams compete against each other.

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June 14, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District in partnership with the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps service member for the 2019-2020 school year.

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June 12, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District is partnering with the Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps program to bring Kids’ Club activities to Waukon this summer – “Food & Fitness Fun!”.

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June 5, 2019

Sometimes parenting advice can leave parents feeling defeated and judged. Hearing advice can make parents feel like they are forced to choose between trusting the experts and trusting their instincts, says Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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June 5, 2019

Research shows that children as young as 7 form financial habits

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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    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.
     

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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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