Home and Family

Local Highlights

November 19, 2020

Join us this December to learn how water connects us all and what we can al do to protect water in Iowa.  Open to all Iowa youth ages 5-18.

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October 29, 2020
Keeping health care costs low is easier if you choose your health insurance wisely, and then learn how to use it well.  Two free upcoming workshops will get you started!
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September 24, 2020

Drops in income, increased unemployment, unexpected disasters, and overall economic instability in 2020 have resulted in financial uncertainty for many Iowa families.

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August 26, 2020

Considering all the catastrophes that Iowa is currently facing, it is fitting that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named September "National Preparedness Month."

Canned Pickles
June 11, 2020

Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat?  Preserve it!  It's not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods.  You'll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home.

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

  • 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.

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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!

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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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