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

Crop Marketing Strategies
November 12, 2019

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

Integrated Crop Management logo.
October 29, 2019

Farmers and the ag industry will learn the latest in crop research and technology

Camp creek challengers 4-H club posing in gaga ball pit.
October 16, 2019

The Polk County 4-H Club, Camp Creek Challengers, was awarded a DuPont Pioneer Grant to support volunteerism for local community improvement projects. Camp Creek Challengers chose to purchase and install a Gaga Ball pit in Mitchellville City Park.

Mushrooms on cutting board.
October 10, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host three Healthy and Homemade workshops at the Doanes Youth Center Kitchen at Doanes Park in Pleasant Hill.

Government Farm Programs
October 9, 2019

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.

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