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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

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New Pesticide Safety Manual Now Available!
The newly revised Right-of-Way, Category 6 manual is now available at our office.  
Emerald Ash Borer General Information and Public Seminars
Expertise Directory
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County News

employment opportunities
January 15, 2015

Polk County Extension is seeking an individual with excellent customer service and communication skills with experience with Microsoft software applications including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.  Application period closes January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

January 9, 2015

New Category 6, Right-of-Way exams will be used at all IDALS testing locations beginning Monday, February 9. If you don't have this NEW study guide, contact our office to purchase one. Polk County Extension and Outreach office will offer FREE testing on February 23 and March 27. Testing times are 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on both dates - no appointment necessary. Call us at 515-957-5760 for more information.

January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 recertifiation classes include CommercialAg Weed, Seed Treatment, Ornamental and Turfgrass and Certified Handlers. See our calandar link along the sidebar for more information. Additional classes will be held in the fall of 2015. Registration forms can be found at  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/ComAp

December 10, 2014

Polk County 4-H & American Patchwork & Quilting are joining forces to host a One Million Pillowcase Challenge. 4-H members, families & those not in 4-H are encouraged to attend this free event! Every attendee will sew a pillowcase; all materials are provided. Each pillowcase is donated to a local charity.

Government Farm Programs
January 26, 2015

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


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