About ISU Extension of Linn County

Linn County ExtensionThe 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. 

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 OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on the following days in 2015: January 1, 19, May 25, July 3, September 7, November 26, 27, December 24, 25.

2013 Annual Report Now Available

Sharing Our Story and the 2013 Annual Report (links to electronic postcard, infographic with quick facts and financials (.pdf), PowerPoint presentation, and instructions for use)

2013 Annual Report

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:

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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