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County News

2015 Fall Conference
August 27, 2015

Our annual Fall Horticulture Conference will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  ISU Extension and Outreach - Polk County will host this five session conference to provide information for the home gardener.  Be sure not to miss nationally recognized gardening expert Melinda Myers as the keynote speaker.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
August 27, 2015

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

Crop Marketing Strategies
August 27, 2015

Check out these newsletters to get the latest on crop marketing strategies.

August 25, 2015

As children learn to read, they also must learn to understand what they are reading. By reading to and with beginning readers, parents can help their children build these skills for greater success in school, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 21, 2015

Publication offers practices and solutions for community partners to improve food accessibility


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August 28, 2015 08:55 AM

The Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua....

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