County News

May 21, 2015

2015 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Is June 30 through July 2

May 21, 2015

Rhubarb is a popular part of many Iowa gardens. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.

May 21, 2015

Nitrogen fertilizer used efficiently on corn can improve yields while protecting water quality

May 20, 2015

“Joyfully moving with our head and hands for our heart and health.”
1st Annual Clover Dash 5K held July 25, 2015 at the Iowa State Fairground.
All proceeds go to Polk County 4-H in Memory of Joy Niklasen, Former Polk County Youth Coordinator.

May 18, 2015

Keeping you current with the latest research from Iowa State University.

May 15, 2015

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists need help in acquiring samples of aronia berry jam and jelly for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project. 

May 15, 2015

Gardening in the shade is cool and calming. When the right palette of plants is used, it can be successful as well. Hostas aren't the only perennials that thrive in shady conditions.

May 8, 2015

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to plant and care for daffodils in the home garden.

Annie's Project II
May 17, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach in central Iowa will be offering a "Women Marketing Grain" course to be held on three consecutive Thursday evenings on June 4, 11 and 18 at DMACC West in West Des Moines.

EAB Polk County May 2015
May 8, 2015

New Detections of Invasive Pest Discovered in Urbandale and West Des Moines: Polk County has been confirmed as the 22nd county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests in North America.  Resources for home owners to make informed decisions about how to identify and management options are available.

Crop Marketing Strategies
May 7, 2015

Check out these newsletters to get the latest on crop marketing strategies.

Emerald Ash Borer Detection Waukee Iowa
April 16, 2015

New detection of invasive pest discovered in Waukee, within 15 miles of Des Moines metro area.

Government Farm Programs
April 9, 2015

Learn more about the new government farm program and how it impacts you.

April 7, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, Mary Krisco, has been working with a team of staff to train part-time instructors for the ServSafe program to better serve Spanish-speaking restaurant workers seeking food safety certification.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
April 1, 2015

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

monarch catepillar on milkweed
March 23, 2015

As we celebrate Extension and Outreach Week, Polk County residents are welcome to stop in and get free milkweed seed to help establish monarch butterfly habitat.

March 13, 2015

This program is designed for all food service workers. See the list of workshops available in Polk County.

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
March 12, 2015

Find Iowa lease forms, along with the leasing meeting handout, recorded webcast and the Farmland Leasing Arrangements book.

March 5, 2015

Money Talk is a five-week course for women of all ages. It will help you learn to take charge of your money. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.

March 2, 2015

Thing spring! Now is the time to start your seedlings to prepare for the outdoor growing season.

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