County News

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July 8, 2021

The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall financial well-being.

July 7, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting twelve in-person farmland lease meetings across 12 sites in Central Iowa in late July and August.

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July 1, 2021

82nd Annual County Fair will offer event live streams

June 10, 2021

To your baby’s brain, the most important time in life is before the third birthday. Those first 36 months, while baby’s brain is growing the most, are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something wonderful with your child. 

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May 3, 2021

During Mental Health Awareness Month Polk County 4-H highlights programs, trainings.

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April 7, 2021

ISU Extension in Polk County offers additional resources, supports initiatives to aid Iowans in recovery.

March 25, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Marketing Communications Intern.

Virtual Ag Marketing Clubs
February 26, 2021

Follow the latest webcasts, videos, newsletters, and podcasts.

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February 11, 2021

Le invitamos a una conversación en español sobre la vacuna del COVID-19. Ana Coppola del departamento de salud del condado del Polk responderá a las preguntas de la comunidad sobre la vacuna del COVID-19.

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February 11, 2021

Programa ACT: Educando a Niños en Ambientes Seguros ¿Le gustaría añadir herramientas que le ayuden con la crianza de sus niños? 

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February 2, 2021

Course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources

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February 1, 2021

Polk County’s Spring Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses will be virtual, view the article for more information. 

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January 27, 2021

A virtual Community Baby Shower for expecting mothers will be offered in Spanish on Feb. 3, at 10 am and at 6 pm, hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County in partnership with Nutrition 4 Young Children. 

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January 14, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of 4-H Summer Program Intern.

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January 6, 2021

Polk County 4-H will host Oh the Places You Could Go, a free eight-part virtual career exploration series, for youth in grades 4-12.

January 5, 2021

Raising children has its rewards and challenges, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it new challenges for families, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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

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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.

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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.

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