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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa. Our online resources offer you a way to quickly access and explore the broad variety of information and educational programs available. Connect with us when you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm.  We look forward to serving you!




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County News

We're hiring
April 22, 2017

Polk County Extension seeks an energetic individual with volunteer management and youth development experience for County Youth Coordinator position.  Deadline to apply: May 5, 2017.

We're hiring
April 22, 2017

The Polk County Extension Council is seeking to fill the position of executive director. The Executive Director will be responsible for the execution of policies and projects approved by the council. The qualified candidate will supervise staff, provide fiscal and operational management, and represent Polk County Extension to the public in pursuit of meaningful partnerships and collaborations in the community. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2017.

employment opportunities
January 26, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County is seeking individuals to hire for seasonal, part-time work at the Adventure Learning Center challenge course.  Deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.

Government Farm Programs
April 20, 2017

Learn more about the new government farm program and how it impacts you.

Emerald Ash Borer
April 19, 2017

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.  Nearly 100% of all Polk County is within 15 miles of a known, reported EAB infestation.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Mobile Museum Takes Iowa History on Tour

The State Historical Society of Iowa is partnering with ISU Extension and Outreach and local organizations as the Iowa History 101 mobile museum begins its 99 county tour over the next three years.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 27, 2017 09:48 AM

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