Polk County

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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.


Registration for Taste of Camp is now closed. 

Registered campers and parents may still find
camp details including a packing list and FAQs
on the Taste of Camp website.


Hot Links
Info on Emerald Ash Borer  

Expertise Directory
Search the ISU Extension and Outreach expertise directory to find a specialist that can help you!

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses
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County News

May 24, 2016

“Joyfully moving with our head and hands for our heart and health.”
2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K held July 23, 2016 at the Iowa State Fairground.
All proceeds go to Polk County 4-H in Memory of Joy Niklasen, former Polk County Youth Coordinator

May 24, 2016

Available for 100 hobby gardeners and very small fruit and vegetable producers in Iowa

May 24, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach pub provides information on Iowa’s ticks

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
May 12, 2016

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
May 10, 2016

Get forms for flexible cash farm leases along with videos and webcasts.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

People from 14 states contributed handmade squares to “yarn bomb” an Ames building. ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Jennifer Drinkwater explains the result: Intertwine, public art that engages Iowans.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

May 26, 2016 02:13 PM

Field days provide opportunity for gardeners to learn about year’s garden themes - donating produce to food banks and planting for...

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