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2017 Calendars - Limited Supply Now Available

Start the new year off right with the Healthy & Homemade Calendar! Each month features a simple recipe, menu plan, and fitness tips. Available in English and 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.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:39

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 14:31

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:51

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers...

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