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Serving Iowa for more than 40 years!

For answers to just about any home and family question, families have been calling AnswerLine, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach telephone hotline. Get in touch with AnswerLine on the phone, through email, our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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New parenting resource

A one-page reminder of 10 things that are important in parent-teen interactions. Stay close, set limits and provide structure, be consistent, treat your teen with respect, and more. Available in English or Spanish.
 
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Food Preservation Program

Preserve the Taste of Summer includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops, including hot water bath canning (salsa making)/freezing, jams and dehydrating, pickle making, and pressure canning.
 
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At 30, Iowa Concern Continues Serving Iowans in Crisis

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact the Iowa Concern Hotline for confidential assistance related to stress issues, legal questions, and financial concerns. Language interpretation is available.

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach reaches out to families across the lifespan.

Human Sciences strives to build a #STRONGIOWA one person at a time. We provide research-based information and education to help Iowans make decisions that improve their lives.

Our specialists work with the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and in partnership with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of Iowa.

 

 
Finding Answers Now

Unexpected events such as natural disasters and economic downturns impact margins, but also have an impact far beyond the farm. There is a human side to the economic stress. As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, our resources provide information to help families cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.

News

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:38

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:38

Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children. An online course...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:06

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 26 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. The projects will receive more than $90,000 in...

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