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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Marion County

The Marion County Extension Office is the local doorway to Iowa State University Extension resources.


Save these dates:

  • 2020 Marion County Fair Dates - July 17-23, 2020

  • 2020 Iowa State Fair Dates - August 13-23, 2020

You are invited to join a Marion County 4-H Club! (grades 4-12)!


For Current information on Coronavirus - Go to this website:

In response to so much stress and uncertainty, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs said David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.
“Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help,” Brown explained.  Each on-line program will last for one hour. Those dates and times are as follows:

  •  Tuesday, April 28 at 12 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
  •  Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
  •  Tuesday, May 12 at 12 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m.   
  •  Tuesday, May 19 at 12 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m.   

Agribusiness and other business professionals, agriculture lenders and bankers, veterinarians, vet techs, commodity group members and producers can register at no cost for any of these programs. To register, go to:


Resources to use during the COVID-19 outbreak

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County News

4-H Monthly Newsletter
February 24, 2020

Check out what is going on in Marion County 4-H this month!

October 10, 2019

Each year, one in 5 Americans is affected by a mental health condition. The stigma against mental illness prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. 

August 12, 2019

The scores are in and the winners are announced for the 2019 Marion County Photo Contest

August 7, 2019

In this age of technology, we are constantly bombarded with information and videos of the recent mass shootings.  We each have our own way of responding to these traumatic situations.  You may be looking for ways to manage the stress to better care for self, your family and your community. 

August 5, 2019

The first day of school is fast approaching and many families may be facing a transition to a new school. ISU Extension and Outreach has some fabulous tips on how to handle this transition.


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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