County News

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.

January 6, 2020

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

Crop Marketing Strategies
January 3, 2020

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

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.

Baby looking at camera.
December 3, 2019

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

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?

Kids gift giving
November 21, 2019

This can become a pattern, and before we know it, we’re overindulging our children 

Iowa Volunteers
November 21, 2019

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life.

November 21, 2019

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing.

North High 4-h'er.
November 13, 2019

This fall’s RISE Conference highlights opportunities at DMACC.

Integrated Crop Management logo.
October 29, 2019

Farmers and the ag industry will learn the latest in crop research and technology

Camp creek challengers 4-H club posing in gaga ball pit.
October 16, 2019

The Polk County 4-H Club, Camp Creek Challengers, was awarded a DuPont Pioneer Grant to support volunteerism for local community improvement projects. Camp Creek Challengers chose to purchase and install a Gaga Ball pit in Mitchellville City Park.

Mushrooms on cutting board.
October 10, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will host three Healthy and Homemade workshops at the Doanes Youth Center Kitchen at Doanes Park in Pleasant Hill.

Government Farm Programs
October 9, 2019

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

4H week logo.
October 7, 2019

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Polk County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

Man carrying young child.
September 5, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach will host an event for parents of young children under two years old. 

Improving Farm Lease Arrangements
August 30, 2019

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

mother and baby elephants cartoon.
August 13, 2019

¿Está esperando ese bultito de felicidad? Polk County Extension y Nutrition4Children: ¡Está organizando una fiesta en su honor!

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