Polk County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

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County Awards
4-H County award applications are NOW Available! Applications are due on October 1st at 12:00 PM.
Contact Katie at 515-957-5771 with questions.
 
Pesticide Information
Testing information can be found at Pesticide and Manure Applicators (Commercial and Private). Fall recertification classes will be posted soon. Please check back or contact Deb Baker at 515-957-5760. 
 
Emerald Ash Borer General Information and Public Seminars
 
Emerald Ash Borer or Native Borer? 
New publication shows the difference. Enter PM3065 in the keyword search box on our store site.
  
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Expertise Directory
Search the ISU Extension and Outreach expertise directory to find a specialist that can help you!

County News

August 4, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Master Gardener Program are offering a series of summer webinars to the public to include information on Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Tree alternatives.

August 19, 2014

The nature of farm work is very hazardous with a high incident of injury. Farmers use health insurance to protect the farm/property from risk. Many farm operations support multiple farm families. The ACA has changed health insurance plans for both the insured and uninsured.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
August 18, 2014

Find cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with videos and webcasts on this page. 

August 15, 2014

It's not always as easy as A-B-C for kids heading back to school. How you can help your children adjust to changes they may face as the new school year begins. 

August 13, 2014

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits  by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 27, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm  at  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Polk County.

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 7, 2014 04:39 PM

Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones? Family life specialists...

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