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Local Highlights

June 30, 2021

Pressure canner lids with dial gauges need to be tested annually for accuracy. Canner testing can be tested by calling 563-568-6345 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4: 30 pm to schedule an appointment.

June 21, 2021

The 2021 Open Class Exhibit Building booklet and event listings, now available online!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

June 21, 2021

A Pee Wee Show will be hosted at the Allamakee County Fair on Saturday, July 17 after the dairy auction.

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May 19, 2021

Families who make their living on farms often are exposed to situations beyond their control, causing them to experience exhaustion and distress. At any time, unstable prices, weather, crop or livestock disease, or equipment and communication breakdowns may make the reality of farm living difficult to deal with.

April 27, 2021

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be ready.  The Waukon Farmers Market in Waukon will start its seventeeth season this year.

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, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, 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.

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    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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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