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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Monona County

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We are closing our office to the public until further notice. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information on programming, please email us at If you need to contact us by phone you call any of the staff on their cell phone:


Melissa Beermann 515-231-9896
Keith Baker 712-490-2580
Nancy McGrain 712-880-0150
Megan Wimmer 712-880-1477



Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.



Up to date information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and at the Iowa Department of Public Health. You can also find information on dealing with anxiety and stress during this trying time at CDC-Coping with Anxiety & Stress.







County News

May 8, 2020

Iowa State University Exention and Outreach horticulture specialist discuss how to choose the best containers and soil for successful container gardening.

April 30, 2020

As Iowans adjust to social distancing, they also are adjusting to the amount of food their family needs in a week.

April 30, 2020

Parent who are looking for ways to make learning at home fun for the kids should consider making the kitchen a classroom.

March 31, 2020

Those certified as of December 31, 2019, can retain their status through the end of December 2020.

March 26, 2020

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don't have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information 24/7 to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.


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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