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.

 

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses

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

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County News

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
September 26, 2016

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

September 15, 2016

Regional new volunteer training is designed for new 4-H volunteers committing to a long term experience working with 4-H youth 

Cows eating
September 7, 2016

The FDA has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed

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.

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

September 20, 2016 12:21 PM

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County...

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