Polk County

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2014 Polk County Fair July 16-21.

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.

News 

 

Don't miss the 75th Polk County Fair July 16-21, 2014

at the Iowa State Fairgrounds  

See you there! 

  

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

July 9, 2014

The sun shining through car windows makes the car work like an oven. In just 10 minutes a car’s temperature can increase by 19 degrees and it continues to rise as time goes on. Always look in the back seat before walking away from the vehicle — always. 

July 3, 2014

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 2, 2014

Don't let insect bites and too much sun ruin your children's time outdoors this summer. Joy Rouse, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips to help keep your child safe from the sun and insects.

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
June 30, 2014

You'll find an Iowa Lease form as well as corn and soybean yields by county on this page.

June 26, 2014

Want your yard to be the envy of the neighborhood? Read these tips from the experts at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to keep your lawn looking its best during the year’s hottest months. Learn about mowing height, fertilizing, watering and more! 

 

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

June 27, 2014 09:39 AM

Organic agriculture specialist Kathleen Delate spent the spring 2014 semester in Italy seeking information to benefit Iowa farmers.

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