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Local Highlights

February 20, 2018

Do you like going to the Amusement Park?  do you enjoy the dips, drops, and spins of all the thrill rides?  Join us as we investigate the science behind the fun and learn how these rides work.  You will even get to disign your own roller coaster.

January 30, 2018

Are you retiring within the next ten years?  Then this workshop is for you at the Floyd County Extension office on two Mondays, March 12 & 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Please call 641-228-1453 to pre-register by March 9th.  Cost is $15 and space is limited. 

August 22, 2017

 Congratulations to Amy Staudt for being selected as the 2017 Floyd County Hall of Fame recipient.  She was honored at the Hall of Fame reception at the Iowa State Fair .  We thank Amy for all the years of service she has volunteered in support of the Floyd County 4-H program.

April 19, 2017

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. is now available as an app.  The brand new, free mobile app puts healthy eating and cost saving tools in the palm of your hand at the grocery store.  These new tools on the app make is easier to eat healthy and stick to your budget.  Download for free today from you app store. 

September 19, 2016

Check out the 4-H  & FFA Floyd County Fair Results by clicking here


Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.
     

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • 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.

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  • 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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