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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

workshop participants in field.
November 13, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

Crop Marketing Strategies
February 26, 2020

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

February 25, 2020

Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Agri-Tech Aviation’s airplane hangar near Indianola. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal

Polk County Extension Council.
January 22, 2020

Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County extension council organizational meeting. The annually elected nine-member Polk County extension council serves as the governing body of Polk County Extension. The county extension council hires Polk County staff, manages the county extension budget, and helps determine programming.

Corn field.
January 22, 2020

Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on China trade, farmland values, succession planning, legal and income tax law changes, and an overview of the agriculture year ahead at a workshop on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.

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