Home and Family

Local Highlights

Office Closed
July 1, 2020

To keep staff safe and healthy for county fair it was decided today that the Crawford County Extension office will continue to be open by appointment only. The door is locked so please call ahead or knock when here. Staff is back in the office every day and our office hours are 8:00- 4:30 Monday- Friday, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

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April 16, 2020

In this free webinar, Charles Brown and Kristine Tidgren from Iowa State University Extension provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business. 

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April 15, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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.

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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