Laura Sternweis
Organizational Advancement

515-294-0775
lsternwe@iastate.edu

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During the holiday season, instead of giving gifts that need to be purchased, consider giving gifts of experience -- sharing a skill or offering a helping hand, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. But farmers and their families don’t have to deal with the stress by themselves, says Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator of Iowa Concern, a program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

A Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Training is scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2018, to equip class leaders to co-lead programs for caregivers of adults with chronic conditions and caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

A highly destructive beetle that targets and kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Decatur County. EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. Now 53 counties in Iowa have been confirmed with the presence of EAB.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips for taking control of time and money commitments during the holidays.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two online series for early childhood professionals interested in becoming endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care® program. The first series begins Nov. 1, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Russ Euken has received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program.

Donna Donald has received the Award for Distinguished Service in Extension from Iowa State University. This is the highest honor bestowed on an extension professional, recognizing sustained, distinguished performance and educational contributions to Iowa State’s clientele through extension programs.

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialist David Brown has attained the designation of Certified Family Life Educator offered through the National Council on Family Relations.