Franklin County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Franklin County

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Weekly Press Release

July 28, 2020
July 22, 2020

Franklin County 2019 Stakeholders Report

ISU Extension and Outreach Hotline Numbers

Disaster Recovery Website - resources for COVID-19, drought, flooding, severe weather, fire and bullying. When events and conditions warrant, additional resources will be added.

"Finding Answers Now" - great resources for unexpected events



Association of Iowa Fairs

  • Iowa State Fair:  August 13-23, 2020    (As COVID-19 safety considerations have led to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, a decision on 4-H youth learning exhibits is still underway.)



County News

March 17, 2020

Our office will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff are still able to take your calls and respond to email. Many of our resources can be found online at our website If you need to drop something off you may use our drop box or leave it in the entryway. If you need to pick something up please call our office to make arrangements, 641-456-4811.

Stay healthy and be well!

July 28, 2020

Free canner testing is available again this year at the Franklin County Extension Office. 

July 28, 2020

It's time for Farmland Leasing meetings and we have several options to meet your needs.  A list of ISU Farmland Leasing Meetings can be found on the Ag Decision Maker web page.

July 28, 2020

Franklin County Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Hampton-Dumont Middle School to host the “Things That Fly” Rocket Camp. We will have many fun activities such as, the importance of native birds, building bird houses, and learning about how objects fly while launching rockets!

July 24, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions will be offered online for six weeks beginning August 5, 2020



4-H Monthly Newsletter - 4-H news for Franklin County
Words on Wellness "WOW" Newsletter and News You Can Use  - Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness
NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter - by Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
Yard, Garden, Horticulture & Home Pest News - filled with articles to help with your yard and garden, current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Specialists
Ag Decision Maker Newsletter - An agricultural economics and business web site

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For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach has been serving Iowans. As our state recovers from COVID-19, we’ll continue to deliver research-based education and information. We’re here for you now. And for the next 100 years.

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