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January 16, 2020

Every year, top producers from the county are recognized at the banquet. In addition, several other awards are presented that evening. The Allamakee Dairy Promotion Board are accepting nominations, scholarship applicants, and dairy princess applicants for the upcoming banquet.
 
The Scholarship & Dairy Princess deadline is March 1, 2020.
Dairy nominations deadline is February 14, 2020.
 

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January 22, 2020

Is your tax refund the financial highlight of the year? Then it is a valuable resource – one you can use to get ahead, suggests Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

VITA web ad
January 16, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.

January 16, 2020

4-H Livestock Exhibitors:  Please read if a 4-H member in your home has signed up in the project area of:  beef, dairy, horses, swine, dairy goats, meat goats, sheep, dog, rabbit, poultry, or bucket bottle calf. 

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January 2, 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, many Iowans are preparing for the holiday season. However, it’s also time to begin preparing for federal and state income tax season.

Resources

Dare to Excel Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

 

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

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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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