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Local Highlights

Soup pot, bowl and vegetables
May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach provide quinkinar videos for "Healthy and Homemade" meals while saving money and time in the kitchen. 

4-H Clover
June 8, 2020

Chickasaw County Extension & Outreach is excited to offer free, virtual summer learning activities for our local youth.
Since in-person experiences will be limited, these activities and kits serve as a great opportunity to learn something new, stay engaged, and have fun!

Jars of home canned foods
June 4, 2020

Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted.  Preserving your garden's summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round-as long as your don't serve food borne illness like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Strawberries in bowl
June 4, 2020

The nutrition/wellness teams with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue the quickinar series with garden maintenance and food perservation. 

mother and daughter expressing love
June 4, 2020

Families may now sign up now for On Their Own and OK

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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