County News

Young child reading book with parent.
June 9, 2020

Splash into Reading program available in English and Spanish. 

Close up of young woman with vaping device.
June 8, 2020

Are you a parent, caregiver, or someone who works with youth? Join us for a conversation about vaping.

Baby looking at camera.
June 3, 2020

Attend a virtual Community Baby Shower for expecting mothers on June 30th, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., hosted by ISU Extension, in partnership with Nutrition 4 Young Children.

May 28, 2020

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

May 28, 2020

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

May 28, 2020

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

May 28, 2020

Find Iowa lease forms, along with the leasing meeting handout, recorded webcast and the Farmland Leasing Arrangements book.

4-H'er Megan Ford receives award, shakes hands while holding certificate.
April 15, 2020

The Iowa 4-H State Recognition Day provided 4-H’ers in grades 9-12 an opportunity to practice and grow leadership, communications, and college and career readiness skills through application and interview activities across six categories.

April 13, 2020

Polk County Extension, along with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and it’s 100 county offices, will highlight the important role ISU Extension plays in building a strong Iowa by celebrating ISU Extension and Outreach Week April 13-18. The weeklong observance allows offices to highlight the research-based resources and education available to all Iowans.

Baby looking at camera.
March 10, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County and Nutrition 4 Young Children will host a community baby shower on March 28th at the North Side Library.

Close up of iris.
March 6, 2020

The Enabling Garden, Altoona, Iowa will have its spring plant sale from 12:00 -3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The beautifully landscaped garden is located at 1050 1st Ave. S., Altoona, IA 50009, southeast of the Hy-Vee loading dock.

February 25, 2020

Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Agri-Tech Aviation’s airplane hangar near Indianola. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal

Polk County Extension Council.
January 22, 2020

Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County extension council organizational meeting. The annually elected nine-member Polk County extension council serves as the governing body of Polk County Extension. The county extension council hires Polk County staff, manages the county extension budget, and helps determine programming.

Corn field.
January 22, 2020

Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on China trade, farmland values, succession planning, legal and income tax law changes, and an overview of the agriculture year ahead at a workshop on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.

Master Conservationist Logo
January 15, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County will offer the Master Conservationist Program in partnership with Polk County Conservation and the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, Tuesdays, April 7-May 19, 2020.

Instructor talking with teen.
January 14, 2020

Abriendo Caminos es un programa familiar para aprender acerca de una vida más saludable. Las familias participan en talleres que incluyen como preparar comidas y bocadillos saludables, estar físicamente activos y planificar una vida saludable en familia. Todos los participantes pueden aprender acerca de su salud cuando tomamos su presión arterial y otras medidas. 

Family sitting together.
January 8, 2020

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 can help your family learn to manage emotions, set goals, avoid peer pressure, make better decisions and create better relationships.

Man carrying young child.
December 23, 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.

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