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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

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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.
 
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification 
Fall Commercial Pesticide recertification registration forms can be found at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/PME
Select the Pesticide Applicator Training Program tab, then click on the Commercial Applicator Training Information option.
Please mail your completed registration form along with payment to Polk County Extension and Outreach, Attn: Deb Baker,
1625 Adventureland Drive - Suite A, Altoona, IA. 50009. To avoid late registration fees, your form and payment must be received by the deadline shown on the form. Contact Deb Baker at dabaker@iastate.edu with questions.  
 
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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County News

September 15, 2014

Fall recertification classes begin October 15, 2014. Go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/PME for registration forms. Mail form and payment to Polk County Extension and Outreach, Attn: Deb Baker, 1625 Adventureland Drive - Suite A, Altoona, IA. 50009. Contact Deb Baker at dabaker@iastate.edu with questions. 

September 15, 2014

Join 4-H for Opening Night with the Iowa Energy! Enjoy an evening of exciting basketball and family fun!
 

Fall Horticulture Conference
September 15, 2014

The 6th annual Fall Horticulture Conference will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  ISU Extension and Outreach - Polk County will host this six session conference to provide information for the home gardener.  Be sure not to miss nationally recognized gardening expert Melinda Myers as the keynote speaker.

Government Farm Programs
September 10, 2014

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

September 10, 2014

4-H Find-Out Night is Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the ISU Extension Office (1625 Adventureland Dr., Ste. A, Altoona, IA). 4-H is a youth development program for K-12 students.

 

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

September 10, 2014 02:38 PM

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of...

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