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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Extreme weather resources

Extension offers information and resources to help prepare for and recover from the effects of extreme weather, including damage to homes, buildings, crops and lawns, as well as tools for financial recovery.

Farm Information Line

For general questions or to set up a financial counseling session, contact the Farm Information Line. You'll get reliable, research-based answers from Extension agriculture and natural resources experts. It is a statewide service backed by a network of local educators, so you'll get information to meet your needs.

Call: 1-800-232-9077
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Afterhours: Leave a voicemail and we'll return your call the next business day.
Anytime: Email us at fil@umn.edu.


Answers about cleaning, stains, mildew and food safety issues. Provides referrals for financial advice.

Call: 1-800-854-1678
Hours: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.
Email: answer@iastate.edu

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