County News

Crop Marketing Strategies
February 8, 2017

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

February 1, 2017

When a couple has a healthy relationship, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have a greater opportunity to flourish, says Cheryl Clark, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

School Garden 101 Flier
January 31, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners and Next Step Adventure, with support from Food Corps and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering School Garden 101, beginning in February.

January 12, 2017

A number of trees and plants can provide a splash of variety to landscapes.

January 12, 2017

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing.

Oaths of Office
January 10, 2017

Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald swore in three elected members of the Polk County Extension Council on January 9.  New officers were also elected.

January 10, 2017

The members of the Polk County Council would like to invite Polk County 4-H club members to a night of skating downtown at the Brenton Skating Plaza.

January 10, 2017

New ISU Extension and Outreach specialist working to spread knowledge of good tree practices

January 10, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach publication discusses importance of proactive treatment to protect ash trees

Iowa Volunteers
January 4, 2017

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life.

PQA Plus
December 22, 2016

Held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on the Iowa State campus in Ames

December 16, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach resources are available to help manage farm finances

Road Salt damage
December 14, 2016

Are there precautions to take to avoid damage?

December 14, 2016

Jan. 26-27 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa

Holiday gift voucher
November 30, 2016

Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible

Andrea Nelson accepting ISU Extension award
November 28, 2016

They were honored at a luncheon on Nov. 17

Rachael Owens, baker from Sweet to Eat Bakery and Cake Shop in Ankeny, drops off
November 28, 2016

Residents of Pleasant Hill, Iowa – a Polk County community of 9,000 – will soon have access to an online ordering system for local foods

Kids gift giving
November 18, 2016

This can become a pattern, and before we know it, we’re overindulging our children 

Selecting a Christmas Tree
November 18, 2016

Matching the right tree to the right home environment is crucial

Manure application in Iowa
November 18, 2016

A total of 63 counties will participate in the confinement site manure applicator workshops

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