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Local Highlights

November 26, 2018

Are you a new 4-H member of Floyd County?  Do you have questions about 4-H?  Come join us for pizza on January 28th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Floyd County Extension office.  We encourage all parents to stay with their 4-H'er.  Call or email to register:  641-228-1453 or xfloyd@iastate.edu.

November 6, 2018

Join us at the Charles City Senior Center Monday, December 3 & 10 from 1-2:30 pm for sessions on planning ahead in case you have an ER visit,  or talking to health care providers or having a family discussion about your future care. 

September 12, 2018

The Better Kid Care and Childcare Provider Trainings are eductional programming for local childcare providers.  Join us for all the classes or just one.  Questions call the Floyd County Extension office at 641-228-1453.

September 11, 2018

Our Kids Count and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Floyd County are partnering for 9 Thursday nights, Oct 4-Dec 13 for fun family nutriton nights.  Call 641-228-1453 to register.

Your Money Your Future logo
November 14, 2018

Life is not about money - but how you deal with oney has a huge impact on your quality of life, your family's life, and the life of your community.

When you have sound information and strong skills, you can make your money work for you and for your future. You can manage your money effectively, make better financial decisions and live according to your priorities. With sound financial management you can be financially secure throughout your life span.


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

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    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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    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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