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How to Limit Your Stress Level about the Election

October 19, 2020, 11:47 am | David Brown

In 2020 adults are stressed about many things, such as the pandemic, the recession and the cost of healthcare. Another significant source of stress is the current election, but there are ways to limit election stress, said David Brown, behavioral health specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.



Human Sciences Specialists Receive 2020 NEAFCS Awards

October 16, 2020, 11:01 am | Donna Donald

Several human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The awards were presented during the 2020 NEAFCS Annual Session in September.


2020 Youth AgOvation Competition Announces Winners

October 14, 2020, 11:00 am | Valyn Bodensteiner, Maya Hayslett

In the midst of many changes over the last year, two teams of youth showcased their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, competing in the second annual AgOvation program finals.  The research-based 4-H competition challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities.

Virtual Field Day a Success

October 12, 2020, 10:34 am | Zach Clemens, Ajay Nair

A brand-new video on the benefits of summer cover crops with ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists


Grief and Loss, What to Expect: Program Available Virtually to Community

October 9, 2020, 8:50 am | David Brown

A sense of loss, combined with the stress bought on with the pandemic, has left many people feeling sad, down, lonely and depressed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will begin offering an online program to provide education about feelings of grief and loss and how to manage and process them.


Tips for Parenting during a Long-term Crisis

October 5, 2020, 4:50 pm | Cheryl Clark

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, if you are feeling worn down or discouraged, you are not alone. Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some ideas for parenting through times of long-term crisis.



Couples Become Stronger by Engaging with Others

October 1, 2020, 1:45 pm | Anthony Santiago, David Brown

Couples who have strong relationships with the people around them report stronger, healthier and more durable relationships. During a virtual meeting Oct. 7, ISU Extension and Outreach educators will review tools couples can immediately use to improve their relationship during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.




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