Do you help take care of a child with special health and behavioral needs? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

We all want to be the parents of successful children!  Iowa State University Extension of Scott County, with support from Scott County Kids, is sponsoring a parenting support and education program called, Parenting Successful Kids.  In January through April 2018 Parenting Successful Kids will feature a 4-part series on discipline.

Davenport, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to the Rhythm City Casino and Resort in Davenport on January 26, 2018 for the 2018 Crop Advantage Series to provide farmers, crop consultants and agribusinesses with current research from Iowa State University and updated management information and recommendations based on current and future crop production issues.

Sessions scheduled across Iowa during November and December

AMES, Iowa -- As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Dunnegan, who specializes in family life issues.

AMES, Iowa – With colder temperatures sweeping across Iowa, it’s time to start thinking about winter. How should Iowans prepare flowers for winter temperatures to ensure their long-term survival?

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the best way to prepare flowers for winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

AMES, Iowa – Fall is the perfect season for apples and apple orchards. But what about crabapples? How do they differ from apples? Are they OK to eat? And which varieties are best to use? 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about crabapples and the best ways to enjoy them. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

AMES, Iowa – October is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage in Iowa. Depending on the location in the state, foliage and fall colors peak from now through the end of the month. Which trees have the best colors? Which shrubs and perennials are best to look at this month?

Fall doesn’t have to mark the end of the growing season. Many say that gardening is a year-round activity, which includes learning and planning for the next year.

Crawfordsville - “Farmers, farmer advisors, and the general public will want to attend the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day on September 7 beginning at 1:30 p.m., located at the farm near Crawfordsville” said Virgil schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.

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