County News

Government Farm Programs
April 20, 2017

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

Emerald Ash Borer
April 19, 2017

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.  Nearly 100% of all Polk County is within 15 miles of a known, reported EAB infestation.

Michelle Maynes
April 18, 2017

Michelle Maynes was awarded the Iowa State University Pride of Extension Award on March 26, 2017.

Andrea Nelson
April 14, 2017

Nelson will oversee extension programs in Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
March 28, 2017

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

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
March 10, 2017

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

February 27, 2017

Stress often is a part of life, even for children. How they deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

Growing Together Grants
February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries.  Polk County received a $5,000 award.

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?

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