County News

Crop land
January 25, 2019

Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on farmland values along with ownership trends, the Chinese economy and U.S. trade, legal and income tax law changes and an overview of the new government farm program at a workshop on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Polk County ISU Extension office.

Taco with lime
January 24, 2019

Healthy and Homemade is a nutrition and cooking series designed to help participants learn to save money while preparing great-tasting and healthy meals. Workshops will be held Wednesdays Feb. 6, 13, and 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Johnston Middle School.

Cookies on tray
January 24, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County to host an evening of nutrition education Tuesday, Feb. 12th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Urbandale High School. Participants will make healthy recipes to give as gifts to loved ones in time for Valentine's Day. 

Crop Marketing Strategies
January 24, 2019

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

Government Farm Programs
January 23, 2019

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

January 15, 2019

The Strengthening Families Program for families with youth ages 10-14 will be held at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Urbandale. The workshop series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 5:30-8: 00 pm. A meal and childcare are provided. 

Now hiring
January 4, 2019

The Department of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Extension Program Assistant I to serve in Polk County. 

December 7, 2018

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information. The series meeting in Ames will be held January 9, 2019. 

Extension Staff take part in Urban Extension Exchange
December 6, 2018

First of its kind event for ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County staff.

November 20, 2018

Information on market development risks and relationship building to be provided

November 19, 2018

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are the featured topics at meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Ames on Dec 12.

November 15, 2018

A celebration of winter vegetables!

October 30, 2018

Polk County 4-H Youth Development will be hosting the Ricochet Leadership Retreat on Saturday, November 10 for youth in grades 6-8 at the DMACC Trail Point Wellness Center in Ankeny.

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
October 25, 2018

Get forms for flexible cash farm leases along with videos and webcasts.

October 25, 2018

Childcare providers, protect the health of the children you care for!  

October 22, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host an Ag Outlook & Management Seminar in Altoona on Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Winning photo for 4-H Week Photo Contest. State 4-H Council poses on ISU Campus
October 14, 2018

Local contest held as part of the National 4-H Week observance, Oct. 7-13.

October 2, 2018

For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 7-13. 

September 24, 2018

¿Su familia esta interesada en aprender cómo apoyar a sus hijos en la escuela? El programa de Juntos ayuda a familias Latinas en fortalecer la comunicación entre la escuela y la familia, explorar oportunidades educativos para el futuro de sus hijos y aprender del sistema educativa en Iowa.  

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