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ISU Extension and Outreach

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.
Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
Master Gardener HORTLINE: M-F, 10:00am-Noon

The Linn County Extension Council meets monthly and is open to the public. Find the date and time of our next council meeting and come join us!

Parenting Education Classes   |   Play & Learn groups for ages 0-5   |   Just in Time Parenting articles and activities
Nutrition and Garden Programming for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
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County News

August 24, 2016

FREE Garden Classes will be presented by the Linn County Master Gardeners (LCMG).  No pre-registration is required, just come and join us! 

August 18, 2016

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, and the diminishing produce in our vegetable and flower gardens, our attention can turn to our lawns.

August 18, 2016

As we bid summer farewell, we say good bye to the bright flowers and fresh produce….not so fast! Try planting some veggies now in your gardens for fall crops and make plans to extend your vegetable gardening next year. 

August 16, 2016

It’s hard to believe our summer season is winding down, and as we move into late August/September many of us, me included, are ready to throw in the trowel.  Well, it’s at this time of year that it is doubly important for pollinators to have a wide variety of nectar on which to feed.  They are nearing the end of their season, and need lots of nutrients (sugar) to overwinter.

August 12, 2016

Webinarswith Popcorn and Pop on Thursdays at 6:30 in the large conference room at the Extension Office.  Each webinars is about 2 hours.  When viewing them at the Extension Office, handouts will be available.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 26, 2016 01:45 PM

Farmers, agronomists, and industry have the opportunity to learn about crop insects from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

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