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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 M-Th 9:00 am to noon  & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 10 am to Noon
We require everyone to wear masks at our office. We are practicing cleaning and social distancing according to the CDC and Linn County Public Health phased reopening guidelines.

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 information about the ISU Extension and Outreach COVID response at the Open for Iowa website.

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

County News

March 29, 2021

New for 2021! Linn County 4-H is partnering with Interstate Grain Services and HACAP to provide fresh poultry to those in need in Linn County! 4-H youth can join the broiler chick project to raise fresh poultry for those in need in Linn County. Here's how:

Master gardener training
March 2, 2021

Master Gardener Training 2021 will be offered online and will include 17 online modules for participants. Online applications are open from March 1 through July 1.

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January 19, 2021

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

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July 29, 2020

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

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