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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Franklin County

We are your access to research-based information and services through Iowa State University, helping improve the quality of life in our communities.

 
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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

 

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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 www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin. 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!

May 21, 2020

Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 21, 2020

There still will be a conference this June, with more than a half-dozen presenters

May 21, 2020

Farmers face financial uncertainty almost each year, with unexpected changes in the markets and unpredictable weather events.

May 21, 2020

Gardening is an activity for people of all ages and skill levels! Reconnect with nature to grow and prepare your own food with the Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep series.

A new package of information about the garden, food preparation, or food preservation will be released each week. Watch a short video and explore the other resources to help you get started at home.

 

Newsletters

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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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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