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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 is now open to the general public during normal business hours 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Masks are no longer required.

We will continue to share pertinent information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and pandemic, but encourage residents to check out the Polk County Health Department website (available in Spanish here) or their Facebook page (@polkcohealth) for the latest. 

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 in Spanish for expecting mothers on June 10th, 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.

June 10, 2021

To your baby’s brain, the most important time in life is before the third birthday. Those first 36 months, while baby’s brain is growing the most, are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something wonderful with your child. 

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May 3, 2021

During Mental Health Awareness Month Polk County 4-H highlights programs, trainings.

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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.

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