Van Buren County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Van Buren County

Welcome to Van Buren County Extension & Outreach. It starts with Extension!! Look to Van Buren County Extension for unbiased research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

Our doors are locked but staff are working from the office.  

We take serving Iowans seriously,
which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff.

We are now open for curbside service.
Please call our office at 319-293-3039
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2020 Holidays the Van Buren County office is closed:
November 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving Day & following Friday)
December 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve Day & Christmas Day)

County News

October 22, 2020

Want to improve your understanding of crop marketing at your own pace with an online course? The Online Crop Marketing Course is a non-credit professional certificate course offered by Iowa State University Extension and registration is now open.

Back to Business Iowa
October 15, 2020

COVID-19 has made strong internet infrastructure even more crucial to Iowa communities than ever.

October 15, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is announcing a new educational program aimed at delivering crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses.

October 1, 2020

A great fundraiser! 

Kids in the kitchen
October 1, 2020

Lunch and Learn! Working and homeschooling at home this fall?

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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