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Local Highlights

July 31, 2018

As children prepare to head back to school, parents are getting ready as well. Buying school supplies, registering their children for activities and arranging for transportation are among the activities on many parents’ to-do list. However, another necessary item for back-to-school planning is open communication, which will ease everyone’s first-day nerves, saysDr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 27, 2018

Greene County youth in grades 5through 8 got to learn skills and have fun too while participating in Greene County Extension’s summer STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) clubs in June. 

November 21, 2017

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. To make the season a little lighter, Greene County Extension is offering "Having a Stress-free Holiday." to learn more, click on the headline.

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October 5, 2017

What goes with what? Join ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County and Jefferson Hy-Vee for Wine and Cheese 101, a fun evening learning the basics of pairings and enjoying samples. The second edition of the Greene Living series will be Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at The Depot in Jefferson. For more info, please click the headline.

October 5, 2017

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5-8will be held on Octobr 18th & 21st at Greene County Extension. Participants must attend both sessions to receive their certificate. Click on the headline for more information.


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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