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.

Emerald Ash Borer  

Expertise Directory

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes

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County News

September 28, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be facilitating Marriage and Relationship Education: Choose and Share on Thursday, November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Outreach Center located at 10861 Douglas Ave.

2015 Fall Conference
September 17, 2015

Polk County Extension will host this conference for the homeowner interested in horticulture education on Saturday, November 7.

September 16, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1, Level 2 and Iowa MarketReady workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in November in West Des Moines.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
September 28, 2015

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

September 16, 2015

“Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación (Together for a Better Education)” brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partners with volunteers and local organizations to implement the program across Iowa.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 2, 2015 03:49 PM

The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenters are Rosalyn...

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