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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.
 
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County News

September 29, 2014

Polk County’s second 4-H Find-Out Night is Thursday, October 16 at the Johnston Public Library from 5:30-7:00. Stop by to learn about joining and volunteering with 4-H in Polk County! Bring your friends and family and arrive when you are able and depart when you must. See you there!

December 23, 2013

Looking for information on where to test or how to re-certify? We have all the information you need and our quick links make it as easy as 1, 2, 3!   Registration forms can be found at  www.extension.iastate.edu/pme 

September 29, 2014

How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter to thrive next spring?

September 29, 2014

Albert Grunenwald has been named Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation by the organization’s governing board effective September 23, 2014. Grunenwald has more than 19 years of experience working with youth and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  

Government Farm Programs
September 27, 2014

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

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 1, 2014 02:47 PM

While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.

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