Home and Family

Local Highlights

2019 women's ag conference in session
February 27, 2020

Is your business, agriculture? Come join "Women in Ag" and set the table for your own success. Surround yourself with other successful women and valuable resources to help you grow and make informed decisions in the workplace.

swine building
February 25, 2020

Do you build or maintain swine buildings? Learn critical techniques that will improve building sustainability such as proper ventilation, concrete and truss management, and ways to reduce roof corrosion.

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February 25, 2020

Interested in learning what it is that makes people move to rural areas like Louisa County? Join us for dinner and discussion on all the positive changes occurring across the rural landscape.

pesticide sprayer
February 11, 2020

Attention Private Pesticide Applicators: If you missed the training in January, please take advantage of this last chance showing in April!

baked goods
February 5, 2020

Attention home bakers, home-based food operators, and farmers market managers interested in program availablility at your convenience!

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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