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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

Camp creek challengers 4-H club posing in gaga ball pit.
October 16, 2019

The Polk County 4-H Club, Camp Creek Challengers, was awarded a DuPont Pioneer Grant to support volunteerism for local community improvement projects. Camp Creek Challengers chose to purchase and install a Gaga Ball pit in Mitchellville City Park.

Mushrooms on cutting board.
October 10, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host three Healthy and Homemade workshops at the Doanes Youth Center Kitchen at Doanes Park in Pleasant Hill.

Government Farm Programs
October 9, 2019

Learn more about the new government farm program and how it impacts you.

4H week logo.
October 7, 2019

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Polk County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

Crop Marketing Strategies
September 18, 2019

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension Artists Inspire Iowans, Celebrate State Parks

Jennifer Drinkwater and Clark Colby are artists, Iowa State faculty and program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach. They are participating in Iowa's 20 Artists, 20 Parks project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa State Parks during 2020.

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