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  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    Outreach recently launched a research and training development project called Do Your PART November 14 2012 10 28 AM New Publication Guides Parents in Making Safe Healthy Packed Lunches Catherine Strohbehn et al School lunch can be a good source of nutrition for children But the menu may not match their food preferences every day A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to guide parents on creating healthy balanced packed lunches while keeping the food safe until lunch time November 13 2012 08 23 AM Baker is New Iowa Pork Industry Center Director Rodney Butch Baker et al Rodney Butch Baker will serve as interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center He has been a senior clinician at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department of Iowa State s College of Veterinary Medicine November 13 2012 08 10 AM Farmland Drainage Workshop Dec 12 in Brooklyn Kapil Arora et al Various aspects of farmland drainage is the topic of a Dec 12 workshop at Manatt Community Center in Brooklyn The program begins at 9 a m and will adjourn at 3 30 p m Advanced registration is recommended November 12 2012 12 57 PM 2013 Garden Calendar Available Cynthia Haynes et al Gardeners both novice and experienced will be inspired to preserve their garden bounty with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach s 2013 garden calendar The full color 12 month calendar is filled with stunning photography and information More News Connect with Extension Locate a County Office Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on YouTube Blogs Ask a Question Hotlines Subscribe to our news feeds At Work for Iowa Celebrating 100 Years in Every County 2011 Annual Report Thank You video See all At Work for Iowa articles Extension

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  • Articles | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    gardens some perennials require a little attention just before the ground freezes Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to prepare and provide perennials with winter protection November 6 2012 09 18 AM STEM Community Conversation Set for Nov 16 in Ames Lynne Campbell et al The North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University is hosting a STEM community conversation Nov 16 in the Garden Room Reiman Gardens All parents grandparents educators business and civic leaders legislators and other Iowans are invited to attend the town hall style meeting scheduled for 1 to 2 30 p m November 5 2012 03 17 PM Extension Welcomes New Addition to Family Finance Team Patricia Swanson et al Suzanne Bartholomae is the newest addition to the family finance team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach The new ISU Extension specialist is part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State and will take over Pat Swanson s responsibilities upon her retirement in December November 5 2012 11 35 AM Nineteen Annie s Project Courses Made Possible by Farm Credit Services of America Collaboration Tim Eggers et al Iowa women farmers and ranchers will have additional opportunities to participate in Annie s Project courses thanks to financial support from Farm Credit Services of America November 5 2012 10 30 AM Advances in Precision Agriculture Is Topic of Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Amy Kaleita et al The Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinar to be held Wednesday Nov 14 at 11 30 a m will feature Amy Kaleita Iowa State University associate professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering Kaleita will offer a snapshot of the cutting edge and future needs of precision agriculture November 2 2012 02 33 PM Science of Parenting Teaching Manners Leads to Respect Empathy Donna Donald et al Teach children manners and they re more likely to grow up to be respectful and develop empathy for others In November family life specialists offer tips for parents on helping children learn manners and the connection to respect and empathy in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach November 2 2012 01 32 PM Statewide Program Seeks Local Food Project Ideas Craig Chase et al The Local Food and Farm Program is looking for a few good ideas that will help put more Iowa grown products on dinner plates and more money in the pockets of Iowa farmers Iowa nonprofit organizations farm groups and educational institutions are encouraged to submit proposals for potential funding November 1 2012 01 12 PM Take Control of Your Money with Online Course Barb Wollan et al Iowans who are looking for ways to improve their personal or family finances may sign up now for Take Control of Your Money This self paced online workshop is provided free by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach November 1 2012 12 54 PM Extension Programs Help Family Caregivers Take Care of Themselves Donna Donald et al Roughly

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  • Ask an ISU Extension Expert a Question | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    3804 or email answer iastate edu Have a question on a different topic Submit it below Simply submit your question below and we ll send it to someone in Extension that can answer it A response will be sent to your email address Help us answer your question more effectively Be sure to include any relevant details in your question amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp lt br amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp amp gt Primary Links Block Home Topics of Interest Agriculture Gardening Business Community Leadership Healthy Living Parenting Families Children Youth Recovering from Disasters Events Conference Planning Statewide Calendar Upcoming Conferences Educational Areas 4 H Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Center for Industrial Research Service Community Economic Development Extension to Families About Us About ISU Extension County Offices Extension Finance Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Jobs Leadership Team Regions Bottom Navigation Block 4 H Youth Development 4 H Clubs Join Projects Scholarships Volunteers Leaders View all Agriculture and

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  • Contact Us | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    financial questions and legal concerns Visit the hotlines webpage for more information on topics and hours of operation Iowa State University For information on attending the university contact the Iowa State University Office of Admissions For all other inquiries about the university see the Iowa State University website Send us an email If you have questions problems suggestions please send us a message Include the URL of the page s you are refering to If you would like us to reply to your message please remember to let us know how to reach you e mail telephone number etc Contact Information Your Name E mail Address Telephone Number Referring URL Your Message By submitting this form you accept the Mollom privacy policy Share Publications Materials Connect with Extension Locate a County Office Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on YouTube Blogs Ask a Question Hotlines Subscribe to our news feeds Primary Links Block Home Topics of Interest Agriculture Gardening Business Community Leadership Healthy Living Parenting Families Children Youth Recovering from Disasters Events Conference Planning Statewide Calendar Upcoming Conferences Educational Areas 4 H Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Center for Industrial Research Service Community Economic Development

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  • County Offices | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    map below to visit the county web page Adair Adams Allamakee Appanoose Audubon Benton Black Hawk Boone Bremer Buchanan Buena Vista Butler Calhoun Carroll Cass Cedar Cerro Gordo Cherokee Chickasaw Clarke Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware Des Moines Dickinson Dubuque Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin Fremont Greene Grundy Guthrie Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Howard Humboldt Ida Iowa Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Jones Keokuk Kossuth Lee Linn Louisa Lucas Lyon Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren Wapello Warren Washington Wayne Webster Winnebago Winneshiek Woodbury Worth Wright Directories Regional Directors Office Points of Contact in Excel format Department Office Phone Directory Program Areas Extension Staff Primary Links Block Home Topics of Interest Agriculture Gardening Business Community Leadership Healthy Living Parenting Families Children Youth Recovering from Disasters Events Conference Planning Statewide Calendar Upcoming Conferences Educational Areas 4 H Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Center for Industrial Research Service Community Economic Development Extension to Families About Us About ISU Extension County Offices Extension Finance Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Jobs

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  • User account | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    Conferences Educational Areas 4 H Youth Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Center for Industrial Research Service Community Economic Development Extension to Families About Us About ISU Extension County Offices Extension Finance Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Jobs Leadership Team Regions Bottom Navigation Block 4 H Youth Development 4 H Clubs Join Projects Scholarships Volunteers Leaders View all Agriculture and Natural Resources Crops Farm Energy Farm Management Horticulture Livestock Center

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  • Local Foods: From Farm to School | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    behaviors and basic access to enough money for food and shelter Impact Building Knowledge and Skills in School Food Service Employees ISU Extension and Outreach provides technical assistance to school food service staff across Allamakee Chickasaw Clayton Fayette Howard and Winneshiek counties These programming efforts address needs expressed by school food service staff ISU Extension and Outreach is assisting school food service staff in networking and developing a market base with local producers for the purchase of local foods as well as helping them understand compliance information on procuring local produce including specification and bidding procedures that meet USDA guidelines for reimbursable school meals Extension and Outreach specialists share the nutritional benefits of using local foods and educate food service staff on preparing and serving specific local produce with recipe taste testing and demonstrations Food service employees also learn how to write specifications for local produce indicating geographic preference and other criteria to be in compliance with purchasing requirements School food service employees have been open to learning how to implement not only farm to school efforts but also food safety education Cindy Baumgartner ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist As a result 18 of the 20 districts 90 percent in the six county region are now sourcing local foods Last year they purchased 14 400 of food from local producers Six schools tracked their school garden yield and reported 4 300 lbs of produce were harvested at a wholesale value of 5 800 Nineteen school food service employees participated in ServSafe certified food safety training with an exam pass rate of 94 7 percent School food service employees purchased various pieces of small equipment or utensils such as slicers knives ice paddles chill sticks and food thermometers to more efficiently and safely prepare local produce School food service employees are eager to continue receiving extension education and participating in collaborative efforts Their district school wellness teams the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative Farm to School core team and ISU Extension and Outreach support healthy environments where children grow and thrive and to create long term change that makes the healthy choice the easy choice Impact Teaching Students about Local Foods Another part of the Farm to School program involves engaging high school students as farm to school educators in the classroom Through cross age teaching these older students educate younger students about local foods ISU Extension and Outreach staff Luther College staff and AmeriCorps interns prepared a series of lessons about specific foods The older students practice a lesson and then go into the classroom to teach it They lead the younger students in a physical activity and a hands on activity to learn about the specific local food and then the younger students get to taste the food We create a bond between those younger students and the older students We re finding that the younger students are really captivated and enthralled and develop a really neat relationship with those students in their school Teresa

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  • Dealing with Disasters | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
    including What s Ahead for Cows on Drought stricken Pastures 2012 Drought in Iowa Anticipating Economic Impacts A brief prepared by David Swenson and Liesl Eathington Community and Economic Development specialists August 2012 U S Drought 2012 Farm and Food Impacts USDA information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices Information on food prices and consumer farms crops and livestock are updated periodically as it becomes available Weather maps and reports Drought monitor forecasts Midwest drought monitor map U S drought monitor maps Water Summary Update These Iowa State University based organizations also offer resources to the Iowa livestock industry Iowa Manure Management Action Group Iowa Beef Center Iowa Pork Industry Center Dealing with Stress Everyone is susceptible to the stress caused by natural disasters The following resources provide information to help you deal with stress Hotlines Iowa Concern Hotline 800 447 1985 Help and referrals for dealing with stress crisis and loss in times of disaster Teenline 800 443 8336 Available all hours all days Personal and health related information and referral Managing and Coping with Stress across the Lifespan ISU Extension Publications on Managing and Coping with Stress Encouraging Family Communication after a Disaster from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Information for family caregivers from eXtension org Coping with Disaster from Mental Health America After a Natural Disaster Coping with Loss from University of Minnesota Extension Stress in Children Help Children Cope with a Disaster from ISU Extension Disaster Preparedness to Meet Children s Needs from American Academy of Pediatrics Children s Health in the Aftermath of Floods from U S Environmental Protection Agency Children as Victims of Natural Disasters from Purdue Extension Understanding the Impact of Disasters on the Lives of Children and Youth from University of Arizona Extension Global Disasters Helping Children Cope from National Association of School Psychologists Resources for Educators from University of Illinois Extension Resources for Parents and Teachers from FEMA for Kids School Safety and Crisis Resources from National Association of School Psychologists 2012 Drought in Iowa Anticipating Economic Impacts A brief prepared by David Swenson and Liesl Eathington Community and Economic Development specialists August 2012 U S Drought 2012 Farm and Food Impacts USDA information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices Information on food prices and consumer farms crops and livestock are updated periodically as it becomes available Home Yard Home ISU Extension Answer Line 800 262 3804 toll free for Iowa residents 515 296 5883 outside Iowa Information and resources on home and family questions Water Conservation Tips conserving water reduces usage and costs Spend Smart Eat Smart ways to spend wisely and eat nutritiously 2012 Drought in Iowa Anticipating Economic Impacts A brief prepared by David Swenson and Liesl Eathington Community and Economic Development specialists August 2012 U S Drought 2012 Farm and Food Impacts USDA information on potential impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices Information on food prices and consumer farms crops and

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