Polk County

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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.

Crop Marketing Strategies
October 16, 2018

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

October 2, 2018

For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 7-13. 

September 24, 2018

¿Su familia esta interesada en aprender cómo apoyar a sus hijos en la escuela? El programa de Juntos ayuda a familias Latinas en fortalecer la comunicación entre la escuela y la familia, explorar oportunidades educativos para el futuro de sus hijos y aprender del sistema educativa en Iowa.  

September 19, 2018

The Iowa Woodland Owners Association announces plans for the Fall Field Day on Oct 18th at Grinnell College’s Conrad Environmental Center.

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Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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