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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Linn County

As your front door to Iowa State University we are your access to information and services to improve the quality of life in your community.  We provide research and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, youth development, and family relationships.  Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm

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Parenting Education Classes   |   Play & Learn groups for ages 0-5   |   Just in Time Parenting aticles and activities
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EcoFamily Blog  STARS Learning Center   |  Science of Parenting Blog   |  MoneyTips Blog
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Homegrown Lifestyles Blog   |   The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School
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County News

Junior Camp 4-H Linn County Iowa Moniticello 2014
April 1, 2014

If you are a 4-H'er in 4th, 5th or 6th grade, come and join us for a fun filled weekend at Junior Camp, June 6-8 at Pictured Rocks in Monticello! Registration due by April 28th.

Creative Gardening Series free lectures cedar rapids iowa
March 20, 2014

Three FREE lectures will be presented by ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners: March 27, April 3 and April 10 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. 

plant marker piece of blind upcycled
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens shares some ideas for repurposing items for gardening this spring that you might otherwise toss in the recycle bin.

How to provide food for birds Iowa
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slattery explains how we can enjoy birds all winter long by providing them shelter, water and food.

Master Gardener Jackie MacLaren
February 20, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Linn County Master Gardener Jackie MacLaren shares some great ideas for beating the winter blahs with highlights of upcoming classes and events.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

March 20, 2014 08:02 AM

Home gardeners who like a tart tasting berry or just want to grow a not-so-ordinary berry might consider planting cornelian cherries,...

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