Home and Family

Local Highlights

April 16, 2019

Space is limited and spots fill quickly, so call today to RSVP! These camps are not limited to 4-H members, so we encourage all youth to sign up! 

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March 11, 2019
Garden Season 2019 is underway! Like many, I perused the catalogues over the winter to try
and decide what plants to hunt for, what seeds to start, and what shrubs or trees to plant.....
February 5, 2019
December 4, 2018

The importance of family meal times, Vegetable Pasta Soup recipe, Making raw egg dishes safe to eat, Deskercise! How to get moving at work, and Making scarves for needy children. 

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November 16, 2018

Informal education session to be held on November 26th, covering all things FAFSA- when to apply to be eligible for the best award, how to apply for student and guardian ID's, and a question and answer session. 

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.

  • 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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