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June 28, 2019

Six Dairy Quiz Bowl Teams represented Delaware County well this year at the State 4-H Contest, held at the Starmont High School. In an unprecedented outcome; a Delaware County Team topped each division while going undefeated! 

June 28, 2019

Summer is finally here and area youth kicked off the summer by learning food safety and grilling tips at the Science of BBQ camp, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County. ‘The Science of BBQ Beef’ for area 4-9th grade youth on June 24th at the Delaware County Fair Grounds.


 

June 26, 2019

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 100 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $115,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 2 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 50 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

May 21, 2019

During the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County, will be hosting several day camps throughout the county. These camps will be packed with fun hands-on activities and feature a variety of topics and interest areas.  The same day camp will be offered multiple days in different locations.  Please make special note of the date and location of each camp. 

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May 21, 2019

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. Plantings as old as 100 years have been recorded. To have additional questions answered, contact horticulturists at the Iowa State University Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

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    Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

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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.

  • 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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