About Us

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Polk County

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mission Statement:

Polk County Extension serves Iowans through four program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Economic Development.

The Polk County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University's land-grant mission across Polk County.

Polk County Priority Initiatives

ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County continues to prioritize health and safety as we deliver research-based education to area residents. Throughout the last two years, we have elevated programs that support residents with recovery from the ongoing pandemic – with a special emphasis on helping Iowans address mental health and improve financial security. We continue to prioritize these program areas as we strive to create a Strong Iowa.