Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 29, 2019

"Drone Learning" and "Things That Fly" summer camps will be held this August.  Participants are limited so get registered soon.  Camps are held in partnership with Hampton-Dumont Community School District.  

May 14, 2019

The summer educational program, Clover Kids, for all Franklin County school age children who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grades will begin soon in the four communities of Geneva, Hampton, Latimer, and Sheffield.  Also check out another camp opportunity.

April 29, 2019

The Community Tree Steward program, a six-session workshop, will be held in Iowa Falls on Thursday evenings, May 16 to June 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Hardin County ISU Extension.  The program is provided by Iowa State University Forestry Extension and is being sponsored by Hardin County ISU Extension, DNR District 3 Forestry and Hardin County Conservation. 

February 7, 2019

Join us at one of our monthly Technology meetings now happening in Hampton and Sheffield. 

January 12, 2019

The council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 


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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