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

Now hiring
January 4, 2019

The Department of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Extension Program Assistant I to serve in Polk County. 

Extension Staff take part in Urban Extension Exchange
December 6, 2018

First of its kind event for ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County staff.

September 13, 2018

Research conducted provides programming recommendations and guidelines.

January 15, 2019

The Strengthening Families Program for families with youth ages 10-14 will be held at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Urbandale. The workshop series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 5:30-8: 00 pm. A meal and childcare are provided. 

Crop Marketing Strategies
January 6, 2019

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

Try something new this year.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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