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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. 

peony flower
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.

Fish hatchery tour
May 9, 2019

The Delco Clover Kiddos kicked off the summer by touring the Manchester Fish Hatchery on Saturday, May 4th. Clover Kids were able to get an inside look at the hatchery from Dan Rosauer, Manchester Trout Hatchery Manager.

Farm Safety group photo
May 9, 2019

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 3rd with over 500 students, teachers, adult volunteers, and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from pre-school through 1st grade from Community Childcare of Manchester, Lambert Elementary, and St. Mary’s.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with West Delaware FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons. 

911 at farm safety
May 9, 2019

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at Colesburg Elementary School on April 30th with over 150 students, teachers, adult volunteers, and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from grades junior kindergarten through 1st grade.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with Ed-Co FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons. 

Statewide Resources

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  • 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 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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