County News

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.

Mother with child
August 16, 2016

The demands of parenting often are multiplied for parents of children with special health and behavioral needs

Red peonies
August 16, 2016

Fall is prime time for transplant and division of peonies.

August 16, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach publication guides growers through stages of asparagus growth

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

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
August 12, 2016

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

Youth a static exhibit judging
August 8, 2016

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 24, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm. 

Daughter caregiver
August 2, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach offers ‘Finances of Caregiving’ for family caregivers

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
August 2, 2016

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

Harry vetch cover crop
August 2, 2016

Research and producer input provides fact-based answers to cover crop questions

Man holding fish
July 29, 2016

Webinar to discuss managing ponds for both recreation and food production

July 29, 2016

 Crabgrass can ruin some summer fun by damaging a landscape’s appearance and overall feel

July 29, 2016

To help meet industry need, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added one more Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session on Aug. 26.

Weed Contest
July 29, 2016

Experts, Public and Youth Encouraged to Enter ISU Weed Identification Contest at Iowa State Fair

Discovery Garden
July 29, 2016

This spring, the Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds underwent a major renovation.  Polk County Master Gardener volunteers are looking forward to sharing their accomplishments with local residents and the 280,000 people expected to walk through the garden at this year's Iowa State Fair.

July 28, 2016

DES MOINES, IA—The 77thannual Polk County Fair was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds July 20-25. There were 560 youth who participated in 4-H, FFA, and Open Class youth exhibits and livestock shows. The fair took place in the 4-H Building, Sheep Barn, Horse Barn, and Jacobson Buildings.

Shopping bags
July 27, 2016

No sales tax is charged on clothing and footwear items priced under $100

Field of melons
July 27, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach publication provides information for growing all types of melon

July 27, 2016

Early registration and hotel reservation deadline for the 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop to be held Sept. 7-8 in Des Moines is quickly approaching

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