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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

Close up of Zinnia flower
April 17, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County Master Gardeners will host their annual Plant Sale May 3-5, 2019 at the former Renes greenhouse located at 9401 NW 70th Ave. in Johnston, Iowa. 

Polk County Board of supervisors, director and council chair pose after signing
April 9, 2019

Earlier today the Polk County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation announcing April 8-13 as Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County Week. 

bienvenida al bebe
April 1, 2019

¿Está esperando la llegada de su bebé? ¡Venga a una fiesta en su honor!

baby looking at camera
April 1, 2019

Expecting a little bundle of joy? Come to a party given in your honor!

Praying Mantis statue in Altoona's enabling garden
March 28, 2019

The Enabling Garden, Altoona, Iowa will have its spring plant sale from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The beautifully landscaped garden is located at 1050 1st Ave. S., Altoona, IA 50009, southeast of the Hy-Vee loading dock.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Do We Do? We Serve All Iowans

Watch what happens when we invite some ISU Extension and Outreach staff to Hilton Coliseum for a conversation about what they really do. As they ask each other questions, they reach one conclusion: We serve all Iowans.  

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