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April 8, 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.  With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. Iowa Concern provides access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

August 26, 2020

Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. And now Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa.

In response to this additional stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer 10 online “Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” programs beginning Friday, Aug. 28, said David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
 

August 19, 2020

The farming community is use to the stress that comes from the unpredictable and uncontrollable challenges that jeopardize their production and livelihood.  Agricultural resilence is about equipping farmers with strategies and information that will enable them to recover from these stresses.


COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosing COVID AG UPDATES; a 60 minute weekly update with agricultural specialists, to be held on Mondays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The first 15 - 20 minutes is informational, with the remaining time spent on answering questions.  To register go to upcoming events at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/farm-ranch-wellbeing

August 5, 2020

Ann Egan, of Sumner, has been a leader for the Fremont Friends club for 40 years. She volunteered, along with many co-leaders over the years, to lead the club for her children, and she is still leading today for several of her grandchildren.  Ann has served at the county level on various committees over the years. In 2010, she led her club in securing a Pioneer Grant to revamp the floral building at the fairgrounds.

June 19, 2020

Interested in becoming a donor/Ag supporter to the upcoming Iowa State Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock shows being held 3 consecutive weekends in August? Check out the link below to get in on the fair special edition 4-H Livestock Shows.

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7790691/2020-fair-special-editioniowa-4h-a...


 

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