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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
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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - noon, 1:00 - 4:00
Friday 9:00-noon


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The Linn County Extension and Outreach Office is closed to the public at this time. We wanted to give you an update on our programs and their statuses.


Master Gardener activities


4-H activities

  • Beef Production and Ultrasound Workshop--Postponed
  • 4-H Legislative Trip--Cancelled
  • YQCA Bus Trip--Cancelled
  • Share-A-Lamb Applications--Due April 1st email to or mail to the Extension Office.
  • Dog Orientations--Postponed
  • Final Poultry Orientation--Postponed
  • Rabbit/Cavy Workshop--Rabbit Poster FAQ/Tattooing--Postponed
  • Spring Leaders Meeting--Happening virtually April 2nd at 6:00pm at your couch. Watch for an email from JD with more details.

All 4-H outreach, school-based, and after school programs are cancelled or postponed


Parent Education Consortium activities

  • Positive Discipline at Hand in Hand Daycare: Cancelled pending reschedule.
  • Parenting Young Children at Ladd Library: Cancelled pending reschedule


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County News

flowers and watering can
April 20, 2020

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

Baby Chick - yellow
April 16, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Linn County and Linn County Farm Bureau Education Outreach created a partnership with support provided by Farm Credit Services of America to offer a unique, up-close agriculture experience to kindergarten and first grade classrooms. 

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garden path
December 30, 2019

Join us at Lowe Park for a special event

April 17, 2020

Families May Sign Up Now for 'On Their Own and OK' During this time when many parents are working from home or families are isolated at home, they may have more time to help their children build skills. That is why Iowa 4-H is offering free, hands-on learning experiences to help parents help their children gain confidence in staying home alone.  Register by April 23

April 9, 2020

What to be part of the Linn County Extension Team? Click the title to learn more!


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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