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December 5, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applications for three summer educator positions in the areas of STEM, Robotics and Family and Consumer Sciences. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Laura Beyenhof at beyenhof@iastate.edu by Friday, Feb. 1. 

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
November 8, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes is a little one-on-one time with a parent for a child to really open up to them. The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) established in 2001 for pre-teens and their parents is desined to do just that. Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, seven week program beginning February 28. 

January 10, 2019

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Joe Hannan, Commercial Horticulturist, for coffee gatherings in Primghar and Hull. Hannan’s expertise is wide-ranging and includes commercial horticulture, high tunnels, small fruits, tree fruits and vegetables.

December 11, 2018

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has opened registration for Annie's Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Rock Rapids during January and February 2019. Annie's Project is a six-session course created for women by women, with the purpose of guiding agri-women in making or helping to make decisions for their farm and/or agribusiness. Sessions will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 12 and Feb. 21 at the Frontier Bank Basement in Rock Rapids. Each of the evenings, there will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. with the session time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

October 30, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is excited to offer the new Empowering Families to Grow Together free online educational series to help support all Iowa families with 6th and 7th grade students. Today’s youth arguably have to navigate a more complex world than kids before them, according to Mackenzie DeJong, Human Sciences Program Coordinator and Family Coach for Empowering Families to Grow together.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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

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    Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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