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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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June 14, 2019

Polk County Extension is seeking applications for an afternoon office assistant position. 

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June 10, 2019

La investigación muestra que buenas habilidades de alfabetización tiene un impacto a largo plazo en el desarrollo de su hijo/a.

Crop Marketing Strategies
June 6, 2019

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

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June 5, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host a Raising School Ready Readers workshop series at the East Side Library, Fridays, June 28 - July 26 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. for families with children ages 3-6. 

June 3, 2019

Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on farmland values along with farm stewardship practices, legal and income tax law changes and an overview of the government farm programs at a workshop on Friday, June 14, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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