Polk County

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Urban Conservation, Beautification at Discovery Garden

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.


Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses

Registration is now open for Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes.  Click here to link to registration forms.

Click here to sign-up to receive email notification for fall Pesticide CIC Classes.

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Info on Emerald Ash Borer  

County News

Ag Outlook and Management Seminar
October 21, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach will be hosting an Ag Outlook and Management Seminar. Monday, November 14 from 9:00-3:00. Topics include Crop and Livestock Market Price Outlook, Margins & Risk Management Strategies, and Merchandising your 2016 Grain.

Corn smut
October 21, 2016

Corn smut can impact grain quality and yield but generally is not associated with mycotoxin production

October 19, 2016

How does the Veterinary Feed Directive affect you as a 4-H'er?

Attend this VFD class on November 9 to learn what it means to you!

Iowa ag dealer
October 18, 2016

Held on Dec. 7 at the Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village 

Government Farm Programs
October 18, 2016

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

October 24, 2016 09:38 AM

Registration remains open for 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference to be held Nov. 13-14 in Iowa City.

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