Home and Family

Local Highlights

Office Closed
March 23, 2020

We are closing our office to the public until April 7. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information on programming, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

Early Childhood Iowa logo
January 17, 2020

Are you the parent, grandparent or guardian of a toddler or preschooler?  Do you sometimes struggle with the behaviors that they exhibit at home and when you are out?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this training is for you.

sewing workshop
October 17, 2019
Registration for this workshop will cost $10 for 4-Hers and $15 non 4-Hers. Registration cost will cover buying the fabric and materials needed to sew. To register call the Crawford County Extension Office at 712-263-4697 or e-mail houska@iastate.edu.  Registration deadline is December 1st.
Farm Succession photo
August 14, 2019

This program is designed to provide participants with an overview of farm succession planning. Topics will include language of estate planning, setting goals, implementing your plan, gift and estate taxes, and having “The family conversation”. As well as providing resources that the participants can use for future planning.

image of monarch butterfly
June 18, 2019

Participants will gain insight into pollinators, vegetables and flowers, and urban ecology

 

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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.

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