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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!
Join our e-mail list to get the latest on ISU Extension programs, events & classes! 
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

New - Employment Opportunity: Summer Program Nutrition Educator for Linn County. Position Description click here - Application click here. Please download application to your computer, fill in needed information and email as an attachment to Ann Torbet, 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist at Thank you for your interest in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

County News

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

Linn County Master Gardener plant sale in Cedar Rapids Iowa May 16
April 2, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Linn County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale: Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The plant sale will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County's office parking lot in Cedar Rapids.  We will be accepting credit card payment along with cash and check.  Come early for best selection and great bargains! 

Rights of Way workshop March 18 Cedar Rapids Kirkwood
February 17, 2015

Join us at Kirkwood Community College on March 18th in Cedar Rapids for this day long workshop.

Coggon Public Library FREE garden classes
February 11, 2015

Join us for a class during March at the Coggon Public Library.  Topics include Blooms for the Birds, Conifers for the Garden, New Perennials for 2015 and more.

$15 challenge cedar rapids Linn County 4-H
February 10, 2015

4-H'ers in Benton, Jones and Linn counties are invited to the $15 Challenge Workshop on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Cedar Rapids. Registration due March 2, 2015

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 3, 2015 10:38 AM

Timothy Youngquist will discuss Iowa State research on converting portions of crop fields into perennial prairie to reduce soil erosion...

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