County News

Father and Daughter
August 6, 2019

Strengthening Families Program series to be held Sept. 16 through Nov. 4 at the Valley Community Center in West Des Moines. 

Flexible Cash Farm Leases
July 28, 2019

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

Fair participants pose with ribbons
July 26, 2019

80th Annual Polk County Fair held July 17-22

July 23, 2019

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

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
July 23, 2019

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

yellow and purple iris
July 22, 2019

The Enabling Garden in Altoona will have an iris plant sale on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 am. until noon and again on Tuesday, July 30, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Susan Strock
July 11, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County welcomed Susan Strock to the Polk County Extension family as the morning Office Assistant.

Kalsa Parker Browning.
July 10, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County is pleased to welcome Kalsa Parker Browning to her new role as the Natural Resources Program Coordinator

Child doing art project
July 9, 2019

The Enabling Garden in Altoona, IA, will host its annual Children’s Art in the Garden event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

black angus cow with other black angus cows standing behind it
June 27, 2019

Feedlot cattle may not be acclimated to summer temperatures yet and the fast warm up this weekend may cause some heat stress issues. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell offers timely reminders for producers.

Intermediate Trip Logo. Destination Minneapolis
June 25, 2019

Polk County 4-H’ers entering 6th-8th grade in the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to join youth from Dallas, Madison, and Warren counties for the 2019 4-H Intermediate Trip to Minneapolis. 

Child reading book
June 10, 2019

La investigación muestra que buenas habilidades de alfabetización tiene un impacto a largo plazo en el desarrollo de su hijo/a.

Person reading children's book
June 5, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host a Raising School Ready Readers workshop series at the East Side Library, Fridays, June 28 - July 26 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. for families with children ages 3-6. 

June 3, 2019

Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on farmland values along with farm stewardship practices, legal and income tax law changes and an overview of the government farm programs at a workshop on Friday, June 14, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.

May 30, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best.

Landon and Emily
May 23, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County welcomes Emily Howes-Vonstein and Landon Calderwood to the team this summer as 4-H Program Assistants.

Instructor teaching group about corn disease ID
May 13, 2019

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists, and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy.  

Organizers for the Nonprofit Bootcamp program
May 9, 2019

35 local participants recognized for completing More to the Core Nonprofit Bootcamp

Preserve the taste of summer logo
May 7, 2019

Do you plan to harvest loads of luscious vegetables from your garden this summer? Or do you love to load up on fruits and vegetables from the summer farmers’ market? You can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer!” during hands-on canning workshops from ISU Extension dietitian Mary Krisco.

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