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July 3, 2018

Floods or drought. Farm financial stress or family emotional concerns. Whether facing natural disasters or personal crises, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help.

June 4, 2018

Parents will not find the “summer slide” at their kids’ local playground in June, July and August. However, teachers often have to deal with it in the classroom next fall when their students return from summer break, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 30, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program is hosting its eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30. The competition will be held at the ISU Field Extension Education Laboratory, 1928 240 Street. Participants must submit a completed registration form by July 1, 2018 to register for the event.

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.

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