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Money Jar
February 15, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on  Tuesdays March 20 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the DMACC Hunziker Center in Ames.

Three Cartoon Youth
February 7, 2018

A Babysitting Basics class for youth in fifth and sixth grade is being offered by ISU Extension and Outreach on March 15.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. 

Water Rocks logo
February 7, 2018

Water Rocks! Day Camp is planned for youth in third through sixth grades and will be held Thursday, March 8 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at McFarland Park.  Through activities participants will learn about the amazing Mississippi Watershed and the great things found in it like water, soil, animals, and more.

Farming Family Posed for photo
January 29, 2018

Nicole Jonas operates Red Granite Farm with her young family in Boone, Iowa. As a self-described owner, laborer and chief of everything, Jonas runs the business with help from her husband, who works full time off the farm. Jonas likes the size the business is now. She and her husband strive to produce all they can on the land they have while maximizing the best uses of her time and expertise.

Malisa Rader, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
January 26, 2018

A good way to protect children is to make sure their parents have a healthy relationship. Whether they are together as a couple or apart, when parents have a healthy relationship with each other, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have a greater opportunity to flourish, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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