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April 24, 2018

Iowa State University will host three Power of Produce (PoP) Clubs at local farmers’ markets this summer. Youth ages 5 through 12 are encouraged to register and participate.

PoP Club is a club that meets at a farmers’ market each week. Through games and activities, PoP Club encourages youth to try new foods and eat healthy.

June 12, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer two free identity theft learning sessions on Wednesday, August 8. One session will be offered from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Sunshine Foods Deli in Rock Rapids. An alternate evening session will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. Each program will provide up-to-date strategies to protect your financial and personal information.

June 5, 2018

As summer gets underway, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach welcomes three summer educators. These educators will be hosting ISU Extension and Outreach’s summer camps throughout Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien and Cherokee Counties. New summer staff members include.......

June 4, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is now accepting applications for their 2018 Northwest Iowa Master Gardener class to be held in Rock Rapids starting in August. 
Master Gardeners come from a variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about serving their community and sharing gardening best practices. Master Gardeners are individuals who have taken the Master Gardener training and share their time and expertise as volunteers in community gardens, city beautification projects and farmers markets, just to name a few examples.
June 4, 2018

Three Iowa State University students have taken up summer residence in Sheldon as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Rising Star Internship. These interns will spend the summer promoting gardening and healthy eating, while also helping with the harvest and care of local pantry gardens, assisting with county fairs and other county-specific events in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay Counties. 

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • 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.

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  • 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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