County News

Family and children reading together.
December 17, 2020

Leap into Literacy! Connect with us via Zoom to learn interesting ways to engage your child in reading at home! Registration is required by January 4. This program is available to families who live in Polk and Dallas Counties.

¡Salta a la Alfabetización! Conéctese con nosotros vía Zoom para aprender interesantes técnicas y actividades de alfabetización que puede practicar con su niño en casa. Inscripción es requerida, inscribirte a más tardar el 4 de diciembre. Está disponible a familias que viven en los condados del Polk y Dallas

Instructor talking with teen.
December 17, 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. You will learn how to show love while setting limits, how to listen to your child, and how to help family members show appreciation to each other.

December 17, 2020

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

Landscape view of corn field.
December 9, 2020

Pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services are now available to Polk County farm families. Families can get confidential support for a variety of life events via phone, text, live chat, video or app – in addition to existing sources of 24/7 help.

Landscape view of corn field.
October 19, 2020

Want to improve your understanding of crop marketing at your own pace with an online course? The Online Crop Marketing Course is a non-credit professional certificate course offered by Iowa State University Extension and registration is now open.

Baby looking at camera.
September 30, 2020

Asista a un “Baby Shower” virtual para las mujeres embarazadas el 4 de noviembre, de 6:30 a 7:30 pm.

Iowa 4-h and give grow logos.
September 29, 2020

Polk County 4-H will join 24 hour effort to raise funds for local programming.

Baby looking at camera.
September 8, 2020

Attend a virtual Community Baby Shower for expecting mothers on September 23, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., hosted by ISU Extension, in partnership with Nutrition 4 Young Children. 

August 26, 2020

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

July 23, 2020

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

July 23, 2020

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

Landscape view of corn field.
July 14, 2020

Polk County Extension will host two of eight Central Iowa meetings.

Cartoon elephants - mother and baby.
July 10, 2020

¡Asista a una fiesta virtual dada en su honor!

July 2, 2020

With many preparing and eating more meals at home and likely spending more of their income on groceries, Polk County Extenion will feature Healthy and Homemade, a four part quickinar series, throughout the month of July. Participants will learn strategies to manage their time and budget in the kitchen.

June 16, 2020

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

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.

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.

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