We provide relevant and research-based educational services to Marion County residents and organizations who share our passion for building young leaders, creating strong families and healthy communities, developing profitable businesses and trusted employees, and growing a vibrant natural environment.
We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources. The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. Our areas of focus are:
Upcoming Marion County and State Extension Events
With the onset of cold weather, soups are a quick and easy idea for lunch and dinner,
Try out these tasty holiday treats with your family. Our "Kids in the Kitchen" videos are a great way to create family traditions.
Many gardeners choose to raise plants in containers or in raised beds. Those with limited gardening space and those who love patio accents find that containers fit the bill. Those with poor soil or poor drainage may find that raised beds offer a...
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for...