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Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses
For link to registration forms for spring 2016 classes, CLICK HERE 
To sign-up for email notifications when registration is open for spring and fall CIC: CLICK HERE.

Commercial and Private Pesticide Testing at the Polk County Extension Office
IDALS staff will provide free testing for all certifications at the Polk County Extension office on February 26th and March 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. No pre-registration is required. Please bring a photo I.D.

County News

January 25, 2016

Polk County 4-H is hosting a fundraiser in which all money raised directly benefits our county program, so warm up your winter with a snazzy pullover that has our NEW design! Or get ready for the 2016 Polk County Fair with some t-shirts!

January 20, 2016

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering for the first time a Spanish version of ServSafe, a food safety training certification, in Altoona and Perry.

January 13, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Science Center of Iowa have partnered up to talk about racial and economic disproportionality. 

Juntos: Together for a Better Education
January 8, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a Juntos Facilitator Training in Altoona, March 29-30.  Juntos: Together for a Better Education is an interactive workshop series for Latino parents and middle school and high school youth. The workshops promote high school graduation and exploration of possible paths to higher education. This opportunity is open to schools, organization and individuals that would like to facilitate programs in their community.

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