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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.
Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
Master Gardener HORTLINE:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - noon, 1:00 - 4:00
Friday 9:00-noon


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The Linn County Extension and Outreach Office opened to the public on June 15, 2020. We ask that our guests sign in as they enter. We are practicing cleaning and social distancing according to the CDC and Linn County Public Health phased reopening guidelines as described here.


The Master Gardeners are available in the office Monday through Thursday from 1-4PM. Beginning in July, they will be available Monday-Thursday from 9-noon and 1-4, and on Friday from 9-noon. You can always call and leave a message at 319-447-0647.


Summer Camps-to-Go are available to order for August pick-up! These hands-on themed activity kits include lessons, supplies, and virtual meet-up opportunities for youth. Check out all the options and sign up by August 1 here.



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County News

garden beds
July 23, 2020

See a bird's eye view of our gardens!

flowers and watering can
April 20, 2020

We can't be there to show you how -- but we can help you learn!

agenda planner
July 29, 2020

We're planning on it!

July 17, 2020

The major responsibility of the Part Time Temporary Childcare Assistant is to assist in the operation of the childcare site under the direct supervision of the Lead Childcare Employee. Primarily evening and weekends hours. Number of hours vary depending on workshops offered, needs of the program, attendance, and registration.

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Here for You. Now. Always.

For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach has been serving Iowans. As our state recovers from COVID-19, we’ll continue to deliver research-based education and information. We’re here for you now. And for the next 100 years.

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