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Local Highlights

Group of kids holding up workshop take home activity.
January 8, 2019

Clover Buds is a fun, hands-on after school program for Kindergarten-3rd graders.

Hand drawn Tri-County Camp logo.
March 21, 2019

Register Now for Tri-County 4-H Camp!
All 4th-6th grade youth in Boone, Story, Marshall and Hardin Counties are invited to register for Tri-County Camp July 31 - August 2, 2019 at the Boone Y Camp.  Enjoy theme based activities for "A WALK on the WILD SIDE."  Registration deadline is July 15!

Family reading together at the counter.
March 13, 2019

Build your child’s literacy skills through the things you do every day. Join us at the Ericson Public Library for this new FREE program for families of young children.

Several students look happy about lunch in school.
February 25, 2019

Who doesn't want our students to eat fresh, local food in schools?  The argument most often heard against it is that local food is too expensive.  But we found from the hard work going on at the Boone Community School District that this is not always the case.

4-H Model Rocket
February 4, 2019

Would you like to learn how to build and launch a model rocket? Any youth interested in model rockets and who is in the 4th grade or older, is invited to register for the Aerospace Interest Group sponsored by Boone County ISU Extension & Outreach.


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.
     

  • 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.

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

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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.

  • 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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