Extension Resources

Precision ag 4_screenFarm Information Line: 1-800-232-9077
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's a statewide service backed by a network of local educators, so you'll get information to meet your needs.

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

Girls and root cropMinnesota Farm and Rural Helpline: 1-833-600-2670 x 1
The Helpline is free, confidential and available 24/7. This call center is located in Minnesota. Calls are answered by trained staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts — call. Sometimes it's easier to talk to someone you don't know.

Extension AnswerLine: 1-800-854-1678
(M-F 9-12 & 1-4)     
Anytime: Email us at answer@iastate.edu                                                                                    

For questions on:
  • Safely cooking, canning, and freezing foods.
  • Cleaning stains and mildew from homes and clothes.
  • Dealing with floods and other household issues.

Master Gardener Program
Master Gardeners are volunteers who share University of Minnesota horticultural expertise locally in every county in Minnesota.

For information on how to become a Master Gardener, visit: https://extension.umn.edu/master-gardener/become-master-gardener