Polk County

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Taste of Camp June 18 - June 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.

Pesticide Testing and Recertification 

Pesticide Applicator Testing Sites and Study Guides    

  • DMACC - Ankeny Campus Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  and Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, no appointment needed   
  • DMACC - Southridge Campus Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Call 515.287.8720 
  • Warren County Extension and Outreach Office offers testing once monthly. Call 515.961.6237 for more information
  • Be prepared for your testing - Call Polk County Extension and Outreach for your study guides! 515.957.5760 

Commercial Applicators Recertification will resume in the fall. Watch your mailbox later this summer for the red and white postcard from Iowa State University detailing the recertifiation class schedule for Polk County. Contact Deb Baker for more information 515.957.5760    dabaker@iastate.edu     

Emerald Ash Borer Update
Expertise Directory
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County News

Government Farm Programs
April 2, 2014

Learn more about government farm programs and how it impacts you.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
April 2, 2014

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

April 1, 2014

Join us on June 6th when the Iowa Cubs take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for a fun night of
baseball and fireworks.

March 25, 2014

Looking for information on how to re-certify as a Pesticide Applicator or Manure Applicator? Quick links to get you to the right place! 

March 25, 2014

Have you ever wanted to hide something in a very secretive spot? If so, join us as we make a hidden compartment out of books. The books can be made into a centerpiece or even a coin bank. The workshop will be led by our Polk County volunteer, Barb Timmins.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 15, 2014 01:37 PM

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