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County News

April 12, 2016

Local youth learn firsthand why keeping honey bees busy is global concern

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
April 13, 2016

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

March 22, 2016

“Joyfully moving with our head and hands for our heart and health.”
2nd Annual Clover Dash 5K held July 23, 2016 at the Iowa State Fairground.
All proceeds go to Polk County 4-H in Honor of Joy Niklasen, former Polk County Youth Coordinator

March 22, 2016

Intermediate 4-H’ers, listen up! You have the opportunity to travel to the Twin Cities in Minnesota on June 7-8 with fellow 4-H’ers from Dallas, Madison, Warren, Poweshiek, Mahaska, Jasper and Marion counties. Intermediates are youth who are in 7th and 8th grade during the 2015-16 academic year.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Himar Hernandez, community and economic development assistant director, talks about helping a Latino couple start two new businesses and improve their family’s financial security. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 28, 2016 01:27 PM

The 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers why, despite long-term efforts from state and federal governments, land grant...

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