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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Monroe County


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds partnership and provides research-based learning opportunities to imporve the quality of life in Iowa. Our online resources offer you a way to quickly access and explore the broad variety of information and educational programs avaliable. Connect with us when you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm. We look forward to serving you!


Due to reduced staff in office during the week of

March 8-11, 2021 we will only be open from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM


The Monroe County Extension & Outreach office is closed to the public until further notice.

The office is will be staffed during business hours (M-Th 8AM-4:30PM) and business continues through phone (641-932-5612) and e-mail. Staff have returned to the office and are available for 1-on-1 appointments; you can reach them via phone or e-mail. All staff emails are available on the staff page ( Any items for drop-off or pick-up should utilize the mailbox on the southwest corner of the building which will be checked daily.
Use this webpage ( as a reference of information ,   We encourage all to be responsible citizens at this time implementing social distancing. Thank you for your efforts to keep everyone safe.




County News

March 8, 2021

Questions about becoming a Monroe County Master Gardener? Contact the Monroe County Extension office at 641-932-5612 today!

February 15, 2021

Business Model Canvas. Join Victor Oyervides, ISU Retail Specialist, to learn about this strategic management tool created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Workshop is free, but pre- registration required. Space is limited to 20 persons, please email or call 641-932-5108 to register.

February 9, 2021

Unwind and enjoy an off-farm experience with other farm couples

February 8, 2021

Sugar has been linked to many health problems including cardiovascular disease, obesity, and high blood pressure.  Learn some easy ways to limit the amount of added sugar in your diet.

February 8, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Monroe County is looking for a 2021 summer intern.  


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