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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!
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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
Request a Master Gardener speaker | Questions About plants, disease and general gardening, Contact: The Master Gardeners at 319-447-0647 or

County News

September 22, 2015

Come out to the Linn County Fairgrounds and support Linn County 4-H. October 17, 2015 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

September 22, 2015

Ready for another fun 4-H event? Come out to Planet X on October 4th 5pm – 8pm for a great night of games, food, and fun!

September 3, 2015

Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación (Together for a Better Education) consists of 5 workshops held once a week for 2-1/2 hours. Each week includes a meal or snacks and family-centered programming for middle school youth and their parents/primary caregivers.

September 3, 2015

A Two Day Essentials of ArcGIS short course

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 9, 2015 04:01 PM

The Iowa State University Athletic Field Short Course will take place Nov. 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course will kick off at...

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