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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 and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make well-informed decisions. Our goal is to build a Strong Iowa.

Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Master Gardener HORTLINE Winter Hours M-F 10:00 to noon  319-447-0647
We ask that our guests sign in as they enter our office and require everyone to wear masks. We are practicing cleaning and social distancing according to the CDC and Linn County Public Health phased reopening guidelines.

ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County will delay our opening to 10 am on Tuesday, January 26 due to the winter storm.

Please schedule in-person meetings at ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County

In order to keep staff and the public safe and healthy, we’re rotating staff between working at our office and working remotely. Be sure to call 319-377-9839 before you come to our office to speak with a staff person. You may also email the staff person directly, everyone is regularly accessing their email. We want to make sure you’re able to connect with the people and resources you need. Get more details about changes we've implemented related to the Governor's latest proclamation.

Please check back for our updates on changes we implement in response to the pandemic.

County News

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January 19, 2021

Take a look at this listing of online opportunities to expand your horticulture knowledge.

Agronomy education for women taking place in the field
January 8, 2021
Join us for Advancing Women in Agriculture on Tuesday, March 9 at 6 pm, Center Point Community Center. Free to attend, however registration is required.
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July 29, 2020

We came up with a new way to have our annual event

January 22, 2021

We strive to serve all Iowans. A key to our success is making sure people know how we are working to build a strong Iowa. ead Our 2020 Stakeholders Report  shares stories about how ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County responded to the pandemic in 2020 and is planning for COVID-19 recovery in 2021.

We Want You! Now Hiring
December 29, 2020

Position Description:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Linn County is seeking a School Nutrition Educator.  The role of the School Nutrition Educator is to promote healthy lifestyle by providing direct delivery of nutrition and physical activity lessons in K-3rd grade classrooms and K-5 out of school programs in the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD).  The School Nutrition Educator will work closely with the Lead School Nutrition Educator and other team members to meet the educational needs of a diverse population.  This position is made possible through a grant with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowa Nutrition Network (INN) School Grant Program, which is supported by SNAP-Ed funds. 

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Real Connections, Caring Hearts

2020 has been a tough year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will continue to deliver research-based education and information and engage with Iowans on issues that will lead to recovery. Together, we will build a strong Iowa.  

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