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Older man and women
September 18, 2018

Planning in case you have an ER visit, talking to health care providers and having family dischussions about your future care. Learn what you can do now to make emergencies and changes in life happen with less stress and confusion.

Man in wheel chair with caregiver
September 17, 2018

Caregiving involves more than just medical problems. Helping your loved one manage his or her finances can ensure that he or she will be able to pay for needed care and live more comfortably.

Family caregiving can have a big impact on a family’s finances and on the family caregiver’s ability to work and retire. Although financial resources are sometimes limited, there are a variety of resources available to help caregivers in financial need. 

September 7, 2018

Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach is pleased to announce the Hidden Gems Fall Bus Tour to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This annual bus tour is designed to provide Iowans with the opportunity to visit interesting locations across Iowa. Call Becky or JoAnn, if you have questions, 641-423-0844.

September 6, 2018

Registrations are ready for Clover Kids at CAL and South Side Elementary, and Afterschool Science Club for middle schoolers. Space is limited for each program!!!

August 16, 2018

The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 pm on September 5th.  The field day is free and open to the public.



Franklin County Ag News Today - Ag news for north central Iowa
4-H Monthly Newsletter
 - 4-H news for Franklin County 
Words on Wellness "WOW" Newsletter  - Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness
NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter - by Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
Yard, Garden, Horticulture & Home Pest News
 - filled with articles to help with your yard and garden, current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Specialists
Ag Decision Maker Newsletter 
- An agricultural economics and business web site

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Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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