Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 21, 2018

This program is for 3-5 graders and meets every Monday morning from 9-11 am starting June 11th - July 16th.  If you are interested in horticulture and gardening come learn about what plants need, how plants provide for our needs and how to grow a successful garden.   We will also be using produce to make our garden kitchen recipes. 

May 21, 2018

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, join us as we prepare some tasty breakfast favorites and learn about food safety.  Wednesday, July 11 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Floyd County Extension office for those who have completed 4th - 6th grades.  Camp fee is $15.00.  Lunch will be provided. 

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.

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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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