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

Cash Rental Rates and Farmland Values
April 20, 2018

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

April 10, 2018

The Polk County Master Gardener's Enabling Garden will hold a Perennial Plant Sale on Saturday, April 21st in Altoona. 

April 6, 2018

Register now for Stay Independent - a nutrition and wellness program for older adults offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

April 3, 2018

¿Está esperando la llegada de su bebé en mayo o más tarde? Venga a una fiesta en su honor.

March 29, 2018

Register by May 21 for biotechnology summer workshops

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

20,000 Meals from the Heartland

Nothing brings people together quite like working shoulder to shoulder in hairnets and packaging 20,000 meals in an hour. During a Meals from the Heartland service project, ISU Extension and Outreach was networking with a purpose to fight hunger.

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