Polk County

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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

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 April 1, 2017.

employment opportunities
January 26, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach - Polk is seeking to hire a summer program assistant to deliver 4-H youth development programming in daycamp format with a focus on STEM.  Applications are due March 1, 2017.

employment opportunities
January 26, 2017

Summer internship to provide support for Farm Management and 4-H programs in Polk County.  Applications due March 1, 2017.

Growing Together Grants
February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries.  Polk County received a $5,000 award.

relationships
February 1, 2017

When a couple has a healthy relationship, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have a greater opportunity to flourish, says Cheryl Clark, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 24, 2017 02:27 PM

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by...

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