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

Government Farm Programs
July 25, 2014

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

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
July 22, 2014

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

July 17, 2014

Learn how to diversify your garden. Topics for fruit and vegetable farmers will be covered at the 2014 Fruit and Vegetable field day Monday, August 11.

July 15, 2014

The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar is now available. The theme this year is Whimsical and includes helpful hints, beautiful photos, quotes, and shows you the fun side of gardening. Stop in today to purchase yours for just $6.00.

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. 

 

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

July 22, 2014 10:26 AM

Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person...

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