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Local Highlights

August 16, 2022

Join us ONLINE to learn new ideas and activities to make reading FUN for you and your child at home! Families who participate will receive free books and reading guides.

July 27, 2022

If you're looking for ideas on how to safely prepare nutritious meals in your slow cooker, join ISU Extension and Outreach for an upcoming workshop!  

April 28, 2022

The Downsizing for Senior Living program will be an opportunity for individuals to learn about the “Top Ten Tips for Downsizing.” This program will be held on Monday, August 22 from 2 to 3 pm at the Fenton Public Library (605 Maple St., Fenton).  The program is free for all participants. 

QPR Flyer
September 21, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Kossuth County, Care Connections of Northern Iowa, and the Eyerly Ball Mobile Crisis Response Team are teaming up to offer “Question. Persuade. Refer” (QPR) training to community members in Kossuth County and the surrounding area.  

Growing Up WILD Flyer
August 16, 2021

Lead children out the door for your own nature explorations! This workshop provides hands-on activities and resources to build on a child’s sense of wonder. Early learning activities use age-appropriate practices and concepts with a focus on math, science, language, literacy, health living, play, and creativity.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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.

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    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.

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