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Local Highlights

Sweet Potatoes
October 13, 2020

Summer vegetables can still be harvested late in the season, but it is important to know when to harvest. The following are some tips that can help.

Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
September 22, 2020

Learn how to be a responsible and caring babysitter that parents will love to hire.

Mindful Teen: From Surviving to Thriving in a Busy World
September 1, 2020

Engaging virtual 6-session series on practical strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and help improve overall well-being, relationships, and performance in school, sports, in the arts, and other daily activities. 

August 28, 2020

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a FREE four-week virtual educational series beginning online Thursday, Sept. 10.  You can take this introductory, research-based program to learn about taking time for yourself, and your relationships, finances and physical health. Each workshop is 45 minutes and begins at 6:30 pm. The remaining workshops are set for Thursdays, Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. Each session will feature a different wellbeing coach who is an expert in his or her field.

Girl holding Vaping Pen near mouth
June 8, 2020

While starting a conversation with youth about vaping can be challenging, it is important that parents, caregivers, and anyone who works with youth have access to credible information to begin those conversations. 

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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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!

  • 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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