Home and Family

Local Highlights

Classroom with table and chairs
September 10, 2020

Does your child want to make their bedroom space their own?  Chickasaw County Clover Kids and Discover Club are empowering youth  to find confidence in their decisions and fostering creativity thought educational activities!  These clubs will be an interactive spin-off of traditional clubs while still emphasizing ideas such as leadership and community building. 

Canned vegetables
September 9, 2020

Preserving your own foods can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think.  It's a great way to have delicious, local food all year long.  Four hands-on workshops offer you the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.  

Schedule
August 26, 2020

Farming can be stressful in the best of times.   Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer 10 online "Stress on the Farm:  Strategies That Help" programs beginning Friday, August 28th.  

Corn plant drying in the sun
August 24, 2020

You will find many drought and derecho/storm damage resources that are available. 

Canned foods
July 28, 2020

During this free, one-hour online course, nutrition and wellness specialists will:

  • Discuss various food preservation techniques – pressure canning, hot water bath canning, dehydration and freezing;
  • Provide science-based, reliable food preservation resources; and
  • Answer general food preservation questions.

Families Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

IowaDepartment of Human Services

Television Digital Signal - click here for information on your television signal changes.

Iowa Utilities Board - click on consumer info

Septic System Design and Maintenance

 

 

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.

  • social media icons

    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.

  • 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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