Polk County

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Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

As Iowans, this is What We All Want.

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.

Vacancy Announcement: Master Gardener Coordinator

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4-H Judges Training

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Info on Emerald Ash Borer  

Expertise Directory
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Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses
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County News

Employment Opportunities
June 6, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach - Polk County is seeking to hire an individual as a part-time Horticulture Education and Master Gardener Coordinator.  The position is open for applications through August 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 

ABC Fridge Magnet
August 19, 2016

With a little planning, families can make time for learning during everyday activities

August 16, 2016

Iowa State University will soon offer a new program that applies a national research-based training model to help couples have healthy relationships.

August 16, 2016

Iowa 4-H gives young people all kinds of opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math – including behind the scenes of NASCAR racing.

Palmer amaranth
August 16, 2016

Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 25, 2016 09:27 AM

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast....

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