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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

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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.
 
Pesticide Information
Testing information can be found at Pesticide and Manure Applicators (Commercial and Private). Fall recertification classes will be posted soon. Please check back or contact Deb Baker at 515-957-5760. 
 
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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Expertise Directory
Search the ISU Extension and Outreach expertise directory to find a specialist that can help you!

County News

August 4, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Master Gardener Program are offering a series of summer webinars to the public to include information on Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Tree alternatives.

July 3, 2014

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to revisit the subject of peer pressure with your children. Parents often hear "Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m."  When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
August 29, 2014

You'll find an Iowa Lease form as well as corn and soybean yields by county on this page.

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
August 29, 2014

Get forms for flexible cash farm leases along with videos and webcasts.

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
August 28, 2014

Find cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with videos and webcasts on this page. 

 

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

August 20, 2014 01:06 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.

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