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Local Highlights

prairie strip
July 2, 2020

Explore the benefits that strategically placed prairie strips can offer to your crop fields with ISU Prairie STRIPS farmer liason, Tim Youngquist and Story County landowner, Gary Guthrie.

cover crops
June 26, 2020

Attention Agronomists and Crop Consultants: Join in for three online sessions in July to learn how to build business through recommending and implementing cover crops.

June 23, 2020

Attention all Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators. Our office is open and we are ready to accomodate those of you who still need to renew your training certification for this year.

4-H youth with livestock
June 19, 2020

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this Summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair.

Louisa Development Group Logo
March 18, 2020

Please Remember to Support Local Business! Many local food and beverage establishments are offering carryout, curbside pickup and delivery options!  And here is a list of addresses & numbers to make it easy for you!! (Click on the Blue "Let's Support Our Louisa Businesses!!" above!

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.

  • social media icons

    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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