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Registration Open for Community Food Systems and Farm to School and Early Care Conference

April 17, 2023, 8:57 am | Breanna Miller

The tree-day event, June 15-17 in Waukee, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will engage, support and inspire participants in all areas of the food system, and will emphasize the importance of community food systems, especially in schools and early care.

Springtime Experiences Help Children Connect with Nature

April 3, 2023, 10:38 am | Cindy Thompson

According to an old saying, April showers bring May flowers. However, according to research, April showers also provide rich outdoor learning experiences for children, says Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Set Family Routines for Harmony at Home

March 1, 2023, 1:26 pm | Barbara Dunn Swanson

Routines can help busy families have meaningful connections throughout the week. Parents should consider a child’s individual temperament and their age and stage in life when establishing routines, said Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Strong Couples Project Offers Relationship Education for Iowans

February 28, 2023, 10:07 am | Anthony Santiago

The Strong Couples Project can help couples improve communication, connection, intimacy and the strength of their relationships. The online relationship education project is backed by decades of research and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is making it available for Iowans.


Jan. 25 Webinar Explores Resilience of Rural Latinx Immigrants

January 24, 2023, 9:49 am | Kimberly Greder

The next Relying on Rural Resilience webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. Central time. An Iowa State University professor and a mental health counselor will discuss engaging rural Latinx immigrant families in health outreach. This quarterly webinar series highlights findings based on more than 20 years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States.


Suicide Prevention Program Available to Community Members Working with Youth

January 12, 2023, 10:10 am | Demi Johnson

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults between the ages of 10 and 34. In response, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is continuing to offer virtual and in-person “Question. Persuade. Refer.” trainings, also known as QPR.