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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.

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Derecho Disaster Recovery Resources - Listing in news below

County News

October 14, 2020

With harvest well under way and dramatically cooler temperatures forecast for the coming week, now is a good time to run bin fans and cool any grain already in storage. Take a look at our video podcast “Tips for handling, drying, and storing damaged grain.”

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October 12, 2020

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Linn County Recovery Book Drive poster
September 1, 2020

Iowa State Extension and Outreach Linn County is hosting a book drive to help youth cope following the recent derecho storm and during the pandemic. 

October 7, 2020

Many organizations are providing assistance to members of our community. Here is a listing of resources to help you address storm-related issues.

September 21, 2020
Linn County residents impacted by the derecho are encouraged to complete the needs assessment questionnaire developed by community agencies including Linn County Public Health, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, HACAP, Waypoint, and other community partners. The information collected in this questionnaire will be used to identify needs that still exist following the derecho and may be shared with partner agencies in order to allocate resources. Help can include disaster case management.

A network of community organizations, known as My Care Community, are working together to help meet the various needs of residents during this time of recovery. A member of the My Care Community will contact people who request help and who include their contact information.

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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