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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Polk County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa. Our online resources offer you a way to quickly access and explore the broad variety of information and educational programs available. Connect with us when you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm.  We look forward to serving you!

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County News

September 13, 2018

Research conducted provides programming recommendations and guidelines.

August 22, 2018

Wellbeing isn’t something you simply achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way to wellbeing in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 15, 2018

A celebration of winter vegetables!

Crop Marketing Strategies
November 9, 2018

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

October 30, 2018

Polk County 4-H Youth Development will be hosting the Ricochet Leadership Retreat on Saturday, November 10 for youth in grades 6-8 at the DMACC Trail Point Wellness Center in Ankeny.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Painting History for Community

With symbolic images, a new mural in Perry brings together three threads connecting the city: outdoor recreation, a history of public art programming and the Latino immigrants who make Perry home.

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