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New Curriculum Helps Children Learn Sound Financial Habits

April 18, 2019, 10:07 am | Cynthia Needles Fletcher, Laura Sternweis

Children are more likely to build money management skills and develop sound financial habits when what they learn at school is reinforced at home. A new curriculum from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps teachers and parents work together to increase financial literacy in Iowa youth Read more about New Curriculum Helps Children Learn Sound Financial Habits

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ISU Extension and Outreach Programs Merge to Create Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Team

April 17, 2019, 3:08 pm | Craig Chase, Leigh Adcock

Iowa farmers, food systems advocates and business owners can count on the resources of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as they have in the past – now under a new program name: Farm, Food and Enterprise Development. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Programs Merge to Create Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Team

Take Action Against External Parasites and Pests in Poultry

April 16, 2019, 9:25 am | Yuko Sato

Whether a producer keeps a few poultry birds or several thousand, common external parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites can be devastating. A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication provides a list of common parasites that affect poultry, along with a chart that compares the different insecticides available. Read more about Take Action Against External Parasites and Pests in Poultry

Compare Toxicity in Lawn and Garden Chemicals

April 12, 2019, 8:54 am | Mark Shour, Adam Thoms, Lina Rodriguez Salamanca

Pesticides and other lawn and garden chemicals should be applied in a way that is safe for both the applicator and the environment. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach compares the toxicity of common lawn, garden and ornamental chemicals used to control insects, weeds and pathogens in Iowa. Read more about Compare Toxicity in Lawn and Garden Chemicals

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Organize Personal, Financial Records to Find Information When Needed

April 10, 2019, 9:53 am | Joyce Lash, Laura Sternweis

Can your recordkeeping system survive a flood, fire or tornado? Losses from disasters often may include financial documents and other important papers. The “Getting Organized” workbook from ISU Extension and Outreach can help you record your personal and financial information in one place. Read more about Organize Personal, Financial Records to Find Information When Needed

Help Children Become Independent, Resolve Conflict

April 10, 2019, 9:05 am | Barbara Dunn Swanson, Laura Sternweis

One of the goals many parents have for their children is to watch them grow into independent young people. However, independence brings its own set of challenges, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Help Children Become Independent, Resolve Conflict

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