Answer Line 800-262-3804

Families Extension Answer Line is a program of Iowa State University Extension, providing information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions.


Professional home economists answer questions in the areas of child development, cleaning, consumer management, food preparation, food preservation, food safety, home environment, household equipment, nutrition, textiles and laundry.

For more than 25 years, questions have been answered through a toll-free phone service. Through frequently asked questions, Iowans can now access information on the Web, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The toll-free number, 1-800-262-3804 (in Iowa) is answered Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. A Relay Iowa line (phone linkage for deaf and hard of hearing individuals) is available at 1-800-735-2942.

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