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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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County News

bookkeeper office assistant job opening vacancy cedar rapids iowa
April 22, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County currently has 2 part time positions available. Qualified applicants may apply for both positions if seeking full-time position. Application deadline:  April 30, 2014 or until suitable applicant is found.

Linn County Master Gardener plant sale in Cedar Rapids Iowa May 17
April 24, 2014

Mark your calendars for the Linn County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale: Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The plant sale will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach - Linn County's office parking lot in Cedar Rapids.  NEW FOR THIS YEAR: We will be accepting credit card payment along with cash and check.  Come early for best selection and great bargains! 

urban farm summer camp
April 24, 2014

We're partnering to support Matthew 25 as they offer two Urban Farm Summer Camps for 3rd-5th grade students.  Come explore local foods and spend a week at an urban farm right in Cedar Rapids!  Hands-on activities will allow participants to dive in, get their hands dirty, and have fun while learning about where food comes from.

April 24, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners write a weekly column for The Cedar Rapids Gazette.  This week Linn County Master Gardener Jean Murray helps you get a head start on weeds in the lawn and garden.

community garden cedar rapids marion iowa
April 24, 2014

With greater emphasis on eating fresh/eating local, and with Blue Zones designations for many area cities, we are also now hearing more about community gardens.  The label “community garden,” however, can mean a wide range of things.  Let’s discuss some of these and how they may best serve your individual interests.

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

April 23, 2014 02:56 PM

Current issues in rural property management, appraisal, and sales and purchase are up for discussion at the Soil Management and Land...

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