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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.

Weekly News Release

Franklin County 2020 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

Soil Samples & Testing - find your answers here

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic -  find your answers here




County News

June 4, 2021

ServSafe classes for July – December across north Iowa. Please remember the registration deadline is three weeks before class.

June 9, 2021

Online series begins Aug. 11

June 7, 2021

Parenting is a skill and good parenting may need to be taught, especially for those who might not have had an ideal role model when they were children. ISU Extension and Outreach is addressing this skills gap with “ACT Raising Safe Kids” education for parents.

June 7, 2021

Winemakers and grape growers can tune in for expert advice from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and specialists across the Midwest.

May 18, 2021

Earn this professional certificate in 30-35 hours. 2 Teacher Licensure Renewal Credits available. Register NOW.  



4-H Monthly Newsletter - 4-H news for Franklin County
Words on Wellness "WOW" Newsletter - 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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Growing Together Iowa

Growing Together Iowa combines extension expertise in horticulture, food safety, and nutrition education with Master Gardener volunteers to develop community donation gardens throughout the state. The goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Iowans.

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