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Local Highlights

February 18, 2019

Mother always said you are what you eat....
Check out the May issue of “Words on Wellness,” a nutrition and fitness newsletter provided as a public service by Madison County ISU Extension and the College of Human Sciences. 

January 20, 2016

“Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

June 22, 2015

“I think people know that the Iowa Concern has been around,” said Margaret VanGinkel, the Iowa Concern hotline coordinator. “A lot of people know it and remember it. We’re here to help people, and they can talk to a person, seven days a week, all night long, and it is a person.”

May 1, 2015

Avian influenza does not impact the foods that consumers eat, says an Iowa State University food safety expert.

February 4, 2015

Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Feb. 14, and while the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?

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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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