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Local Highlights

October 23, 2019

The last chance for 2019 Commerical Pesticide Reshows in Pocahontas County will be THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019!

May 16, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be holding a Babysitting Clinic for 4th – 6th graders. The Babysitting Clinic will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office (305 North Main St.). 

March 22, 2019

Even if your home was not damaged by flooding, your private well may need attention. Wells that have been submerged beneath floodwater or high groundwater tables should be disinfected and tested for safety before using water from them for drinking or food preparation.

March 20, 2019

Which bag of carrots is the better buy: baby carrots or full size, a one-pound bag or two? "Spend Smart. Eat Smart." from ISU Extension and Outreach has a free app to help you calculate the unit price and get the best deal for your family.

February 4, 2019

When parents have an understanding of their child’s unique temperament, they can tailor their approach to best meet their child’s needs, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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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.

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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