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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!


Polk County Extension Online Resources


ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County will continue to share pertinent information from the Polk County Health Department regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time vaccine supply is still limited so we encourage residents to check out the Polk County Health Department website (available in Spanish here) or their Facebook page (@polkcohealth) for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and eligibility.


Additionally for seniors 65 and over in Polk County without a computer or internet access OR for our non-English speakers, Polk County Health has opened a help line, (515) 323-5221, to answer questions regarding how to schedule a vaccine appointment. 


Polk County Extension remains committed to providing research-based information and resources that serve all Polk County residents. Help us build a healthy and strong Iowa.


County News

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March 4, 2021

Attend a virtual Community Baby Shower for expecting mothers on April 1st, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., hosted by ISU Extension, in partnership with Nutrition 4 Young Children. Also view upcoming dates for 2021 Community Baby Showers.

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April 7, 2021

ISU Extension in Polk County offers additional resources, supports initatives to aid Iowans in recovery.

March 25, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marketing Communications Intern.

Virtual Ag Marketing Clubs
February 26, 2021

Follow the latest webcasts, videos, newsletters, and podcasts.

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February 11, 2021

Le invitamos a una conversación en español sobre la vacuna del COVID-19. Ana Coppola del departamento de salud del condado del Polk responderá a las preguntas de la comunidad sobre la vacuna del COVID-19.

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