Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 16, 2019

Do you find yourself saying "I'm Bored" over the holdiay break?  With a little imagination there is no reason to be bored again?  Come spend the afternoon with us and learn how to beat the winter blues!

October 7, 2019

Ever thought you'd like to learn how to create your own seasonal wreath from pieces found in our roadside ditches and woodlots.  Come Saturday morning, November 9th from 9:30-11 am to the Borlaug Learning Center west of Nashua and leave with your own wreath. 

September 19, 2019

Clover Kids (K-3rd graders) join us for October's Event - Marvelous Marshmallows.  Do you like marshmallows?  If you'd like to not only eat them but have fun with them too, you will want to join us. 

September 4, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Floyd County is seeking an individual to conduct education programs to limited resource families with children.  30 hrs/week.  Send application and résumé to lmehmen@iastate.edu before September 30.  EO/AA employer.

August 30, 2019

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you!  Join Amy Jones, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness for a three part series scheduled for Mondays Oct 7, 14, 21 at 6:00-7:00 pm at the Floyd County Extension office. 


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

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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