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
or email or

2020 Holidays the Van Buren County office is closed:
September 7 (Labor Day)
November 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving Day & following Friday)
December 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve Day & Christmas Day)

County News

Covid Recovery Iowa
August 4, 2020

Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned.

cooler with ice
August 3, 2020

Keep Cool With Cooler Safety

#Strong Iowa
July 30, 2020

As a qualified voter of Van Buren County, you are eligible to be a candidate for your county extension council.

Unknown Seeds
July 29, 2020

Most people are probably aware of the unsolicited mailing of seed packets from China and other countries. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has issued guidelines on how to deal with the situation if you should receive one of these packages. The following statement was made by IDALS.

Elderly woman with caregiver
July 29, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a five-session online course in finances of caregiving and best practices for planning ahead as you age.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Here for You. Now. Always.

For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach has been serving Iowans. As our state recovers from COVID-19, we’ll continue to deliver research-based education and information. We’re here for you now. And for the next 100 years.

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