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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Boone County

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Office Temporarily Closed to the Public


Pesticide applicator continuing instruction classes will be held as scheduled. 

Please call Dawn at 515-432-3882 to confirm and register.


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County News

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November 2, 2020

Please help us reach our goal of 10,000 donations before December 1

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September 9, 2020

View the current employment opportunities with Boone County ISU Extension and Outreach.

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May 27, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

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April 30, 2020

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.

April 9, 2020

Many Iowans have experienced a sudden income drop, yet the bills keep coming. In these uncertain times, it is important to make decisions based on trustworthy information and to take action sooner rather than later.


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woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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