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Stress Management Program Available Virtually to the Agriculture Community

July 6, 2020, 10:06 am | David Brown

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer eight online “Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” programs beginning Monday, July 13. Agribusiness professionals, agriculture lenders and bankers, veterinarians, vet techs, commodity group members, producers and other concerned individuals can register at no cost for any of these programs.


Help Children Build Summer Camp Skills at Home

July 1, 2020, 8:13 am | Cindy Thompson

With many summer camp opportunities canceled due to the pandemic, this year parents can start a new tradition and foster some camp activities and benefits at home, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.



2020 4-H Show Iowa to Provide Virtual Recognition of 4-H Exhibits, Events

June 30, 2020, 4:11 pm | Mitchell Hoyer, Valyn Bodensteiner

A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, will provide state level recognition to partially replace the loss of learning opportunities due to the postponement of this year’s Iowa State Fair. Included in these virtual celebrations are 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection.  

Partnership Will Strengthen School Wellness Programming in Iowa

June 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Rachel Sweeney, Laura Liechty, Gregory Welk

It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.


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