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ISU Extension and Outreach

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.
Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
Master Gardener HORTLINE: M-F, 10:00am-Noon

The Linn County Extension Council meets monthly and is open to the public. Find the date and time of our next council meeting and come join us!

Parenting Education Classes   |   Play & Learn groups for ages 0-5   |   Just in Time Parenting articles and activities
Nutrition and Garden Programming for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
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2016 Master Gardener Garden Walk


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Fair 2016 Information

County News

May 17, 2016

Come explore 4 diverse urban Linn County properties in the Cedar Rapids Area.

May 17, 2016
May 10, 2016

Curious about 4-H?  Looking for some fun this summer?  Come join 4-H for a week of camp (FREE) at Thomas Park in Marion. 

May 10, 2016

Many gardeners are eager to plants new plants and design new gardens, and the garden centers are bursting with beautiful plants! But don't forget there are some late Spring chores that also need to be tended to in order to keep your lawns and garden looking fresh. 

April 26, 2016

Perennial flowers are just that - flowers that bloom every year. Most perennials will also grow, produce more plants and spread. If your perennials are declining, don’t bloom as often, are deteriorating in the center, or taking over the flower bed, it’s time to divide.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

People from 14 states contributed handmade squares to “yarn bomb” an Ames building. ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Jennifer Drinkwater explains the result: Intertwine, public art that engages Iowans.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

May 26, 2016 02:13 PM

Field days provide opportunity for gardeners to learn about year’s garden themes - donating produce to food banks and planting for...

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