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November 24, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Continuing Instruction Course for currently certified Private Pesticide Applicators this winter.  Due to social distancing requirements pre-registration is REQUIRED.  More info here. 

November 2, 2020

The Annie’s Alum & Friends Reunion will take place on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Women have two options of attending the program, either virtually via WebEx or in-person at the Delaware County Extension Office.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/delaware/content/annies-alum-friends-reunionor by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

Clover Crates will hit the library shelves the last week of October, and we are excited to partner with the local libraries for them to make their debut.  The goal of Clover Crates is to keep kids active in reading and promote early childhood literacy while having fun!  The monthly kits will include hands-on activities from our research-based curriculum including all of the materials and supplies necessary to complete, as well as a children’s book!  

November 2, 2020

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows.  The course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35.To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements, preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows. The course runs from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

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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