Extension and Outreach in Linn County

Linn County Extension

ISU Extension and Outreach engages Iowans in solving today’s problems and planning for tomorrow. We continue finding new ways to deliver research-based education and information to Iowans.


The Linn County office of Iowa State Extension and Outreach is a cooperative partnership between Iowa State University (ISU), Linn County, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We’ve been around since 1915.

We are members of the Federal Cooperative Extension Service, a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, which includes Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Together we serve communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.

The Linn County Extension works to create a Strong Iowa where people, families and communities can develop their talents and capabilities.  We use research-based information to address the following signature issues.

  • Economic Development
  • Food and Environment
  • Health and Well-being
  • Kids and Teens

Subscribe to our blogs to get answers and information you can trust on these signature issues.

2020 Stakeholders Report

Learn how ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County responded to the pandemic in 2020 and plans for COVID-19 recovery in 2021 in our 2020 Stakeholders Report. 

The Linn County Extension Council, county staff, ISU Extension and Outreach statewide staff, and community volunteers work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our residents. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Linn County.

We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.

The Linn County Extension Council meets monthly and is open to the public. Find the date and time of our next council meeting and come join us!

… and justice for all
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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