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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

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County News

January 9, 2015

New Category 6, Right-of-Way exams will be used at all IDALS testing locations beginning Monday, February 9. If you don't have this NEW study guide, stop by our office to purchase one. We are located at 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, Altoona, IA  50009. Telephone 515.957.5760. 

January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 recertifiation classes include CommercialAg Weed, Ornamental and Turfgrass and Certified Handlers. See our calandar link along the sidebar for more information. Additional classes will be held in the fall of 2015. Please remember to pre-register.  Registration forms can be found at  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/ComAp

Government Farm Programs
February 17, 2015

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

February 16, 2015

It’s only February, but my tulips are coming up. What should I do?

February 16, 2015

“In 2015, we expect a drop in the crop cost estimates for both corn and soybean production in Iowa,” said Steve Johnson, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Due to differences in soil potentials, crop rotations, quantity of inputs used and other factors, production costs will vary from farm to farm.


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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

February 26, 2015 12:35 PM

Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate...

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