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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
Nutrition and Garden Programming for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
EcoFamily Blog  STARS Learning Center   |  Science of Parenting Blog   |  MoneyTips Blog
After School Program Resources |  Educational HandsON Kits  |   Summer Teaching Ideas
December  Hay Price Update  |  Words on Wellness Newsletter   |   Buy Eat Live Healthy CLASSES
Homegrown Lifestyles Blog   |   The People's Garden at Hiawatha Elementary School
Request a Master Gardener speaker   |   Stress Management Techniques

VOLUNTEER WITH EXTENSION:
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County News

September 29, 2014

Join us for this event, to benefit Linn County 4-H Youth Programs, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tomato Tasting top 5 tomatoes
September 29, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners held a Tomato Tasting in September and invited the public to come and taste some 39 different varieties of tomatoes. Do you want to know which tomato ranked number one?  The votes are in and we have the list of the top 5 tastiest tomatoes...

when to plant bulbs for spring
September 23, 2014

October is the perfect month for planting spring-flowering bulbs.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slatter offers tips and advice on selecting and planting bulbs.

Seeding lawn fall how and when to
September 23, 2014

But this time of year is also an excellent time to take care of existing lawns and any damaged areas of your lawn, which will make sure it is as healthy as possible as we head into winter.  Here are four main areas to remember and the best time to complete them...

Mums
September 23, 2014

You see those chrysanthemums at the nursery or big box store and grab a few, thinking they'll be a marvelous addition to your garden for years to come. Think again. Not all mums are created equal. Linn County Master Gardeners Jean Wilson & Becki Lynch explain why.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 4, 2014 03:51 PM

Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.

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