Home and Family

Local Highlights

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November 5, 2020

This online program provides education about how to manage and process the feelings that you are having during these times of such uncertainty. Join us to learn more and stay connected!

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October 30, 2020

Tune in online, at no cost, to listen to a very thought-provoking and entertaining presenter touch on the future of rural communities. It will be a three-part series involving discussions on the rural narrative, recruiting more residents, and housing in our community.

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October 29, 2020

This year's conference is a virtual two-day event that features speakers ready to share leadership knowledge and skills participants can apply to succeed in farm or agribusiness careers. 

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October 19, 2020

Teach Nutrition Online & In Groups!

ISU Extension is searching for a self-starter to provide an Extension education program at Louisa County and Muscatine County!

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September 15, 2020

This virtual program is being offerred to help provide adults with tools that can be used to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

Find fun activities for Dads and Kids at Me and My Dad

Centsible Parenting - for parents of 1st graders

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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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!

  • 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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