About ISU Extension of Linn County
The Linn County Extension Office was founded in 1915 and is a part of a county, state, and federal partnership bringing the resources of Iowa State University and the USDA to you. Your Linn County Extension Office has research-based information and educational programs to help families, communities, business people, and youth make informed decisions. Download the map to our office.
We provide information and informal educational opportunities to adults and youth on a variety of topics relating to agriculture, business and industry, communities, families, home gardening and youth.
Our annual 2011 Stakeholder Report (in pdf format) outlines how we have served you this year.
Our office will be closed on the following days in 2013: January 1, January 21, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 28-29, December 24-25 and in 2014: January 1, January 20...
The next Extension Council Meeting will be December 4, 2013 - 7:00pm at Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201 in Cedar Rapids.
We encourage potential agenda items to be submitted to the Extension Council Chair no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting. The open meetings law allows for agenda items to be added up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting. However, all agenda items are added to the agenda at the discretion of the chair.
About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Linn County
The Linn County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Linn County.
Our 2011 Points of Pride tells how we act on that commitment.
Linn County programs are fulfilling that commitment:
- Becoming a scientist or engineeris not easy, but Iowa teens are getting hands-on experience.
- In only seven weeks, a child can learnhow to stay away from alcohol and drugs.
- Starting conversations that lead to farm business transitionsfrom one generation to the next is hard – we help get them started.
- Schools and restaurants are trained to safely prepare nutritious foods.
- Families are learninghow to prepare healthy, economical meals.
- Foods grown and marketed locally boost the local economy and fulfill consumer demands
- Our communities are more sustainable.
- Businesses get individualized supportthey need to grow.
- Farmers depend on us for the latest crop production research.
We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.
… and justice for all
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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