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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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Our office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24th, Wednesday, Dec. 25th and Wednesday, Jan. 1st.

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County News

workshop participants in field.
November 13, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

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December 3, 2019

A brand new opportunity for mothers of babies, for mothers who are expecting babies, and for the people who support them

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November 22, 2019

Es una nueva oportunidad para las madres y padres de bebes, para las madres que esperan bebes, y para las personas que los apoyan.

November 21, 2019

One of the best parts of any good holiday celebration is beautiful holiday plants, including the spectacular amaryllis. What is the best way to ensure it will bloom for Christmas, and can it be saved afterward?

November 21, 2019

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing.

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