Join the Post Rock District’s FCS Agents as we explore the strengths and weaknesses faced by our communities, families, and youth. The insight gained will play a valuable role in Extension’s ability to initiate and maintain educational programs and services that support satisfying lifestyles.
Osborne Office: Monday, August 15th, 10:00-11:00 am
Smith Center Office: Monday, August 15th, 1:30-2:30 pm
Beloit Office: Wednesday, August 17th, 10:00-11:00 am
Mankato Office: Wednesday, August 17th, 1:30-2:30 pm
Lincoln Office: Friday, August 19th, 10:00-11:00 am
Please RSVP to any Post Rock District Office by August 8th.
Post Rock Extension District and The Centered on Healthy Living Coalition are teaming up to host a walk audit at the Smith Center Elementary Commons on August 15th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. This walk audit is open to the public and we will discuss the need for safe sidewalks in a community before traveling on foot from the Elementary school to main street and through other highly traveled areas. We will evaluate Smith Center’s current routes for pedestrian walkers and bikers. Feedback during the walk audit will guide current and future projects to encourage active living in a safe and accessible community. For more information please contact Ashley at email@example.com or the Smith Center office (785)282-6823.
The Post Rock District is hosting a Farm Succession Planning Seminar! The featured speakers will provide resources, tools, and insight related to: steps to keep the family farming, rural business succession planning, strategic financial planning with land and commodity trends, legal and tax considerations, and leaving a legacy through charitable giving. The seminar will also include a question and answer panel with nationally and state recognized experts. For details and registration information visit www.postrock.k-state.edu/events/.
School is just around the corner and we will be packing our children or grandchildren lunches very soon! Keep MyPlate in mind when you are making lunches so your little ones will have adequate nutrition to get them through their busy school days! Limit the sweets you pack for your child and don’t send your child off to school without packing at least one fruit or vegetable in their lunches and one item from each food group.
An IRA is a tax-advantaged retirement savings option available to help Americans achieve their retirement goals. K-State Research and Extension has guides available to help you understand the two basic types, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. The guides explain how to evaluate different IRAs before investing, and a worksheet is provided to help compare options.
Have you found yourself wondering where or how to store fresh produce? Some fruits can lose color and nutrients if they are stored improperly. Use this handy chart to assist you with fresh produce storage.
Cooking with your children or grandchildren can teach them basic skills that they will use for a lifetime. When children help to make food they are less likely to reject it. Allow your child to help out with the following tasks:
Natural disasters, family changes such as divorce, death, serious injury, or community violence can be traumatic for both children and adults. Everyone needs time to process traumatic events. Children often experience disasters differently than adults and they need to have developmentally appropriate explanations of them. Engage with children to help them process tragic events, practice coping skills, and build resiliency. Here are some helpful resources:
Do you have an abundance of squash in your gardens? This is a simple recipe to put them to good use without turning on your oven!
Makes: 6 Servings
1 onion, small
1 tablespoon olive oil (or canola oil)
1 1/2 yellow summer squash, small and sliced (can use 1-2 squash)
1 1/2 zucchini, small and sliced (can use 1-2 zucchini)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper (to taste, optional)
1 can diced Italian tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
1. In large skillet, heat oil.
2. To heated oil, add squash and onion. Cook on medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring often.
3. Add tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes.
4. Season with garlic powder to taste. Add salt and pepper (optional), if desired.
5. Serve warm, topped with Parmesan cheese.
Source: University of Maryland Extension. Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program