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Need a question answered now?  Contact one of Iowa State University Hotlines for quick reliable information related to home & family, teens, food preparation, horticulture, livestock, farming, finances, legal issues, or continuing education. This is the spot for answers!  Call one of the following numbers or click on any of the blue links for more information:

Families Answer Line (800) 262-3804

  • Questions relating to home and family
  • Relay Iowa (TTY) 800-735-2942
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Email questions to answer@iastate.edu

Healthy Families (800) 369-2229

  • Phones are answered all hours, all days
  • Prenatal Health Care Information and Referral, Confidential
  • TDD (Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons) (800-735-2942)

Teen Line (800) 443-8336

  • Phones are answered all hours, all days
  • Teen Line is an information/referral hotline
  • TTD (Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons) (800) 735-2942

Iowa Concern (800) 447-1985

  • Phones are answered all hours, all days
  • Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions
  • TTD (Telecommunications Device for Deaf Persons) (800) 735-2942

Hortline (515) 294-3108

  • Hortline provides assistance to home gardeners on lawn, garden, and ornamental questions
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Email questions to hortline@iastate.edu

Farm On (877) BFC-1999

  • Program to match beginning and retiring farmers
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 ISU Continuing Education and Professional Development  (800) 262-0015

  • CEU based Continuing Education and Professional Development, and Educational Conferencing.
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Answering machine after hours
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