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Take our statewide survey August 30, 2022
ISU Extension and Outreach Wants to Hear from Iowans through Online Survey

Seeking input about technology, educational topics and key issues

Iowa 4-H Giving Day September 29, 2022
Polk County 4-H Endowment Committee members announced

Announcement precedes the County’s annual 24-hour online fundraising day, Oct. 4-5

Julie Carstens September 29, 2022
Youth Nutrition Associate Educator hired at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

Julie Carstens has been hired as a youth nutrition associate educator and will primarily implement the Kids in the Kitchen program.

Stephanie Harrington September 7, 2022
Natural Resources Program Coordinator announced at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

Stephanie Harrington will lead various natural resources programs including the Master Conservationist and the Polk County Master Gardener programs. 

Virginia Atwell and Megan Freel July 29, 2022
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County announces promotions

The promotions will support two significant educational areas in the county – youth development and family life programming.

Grant Writing Group July 27, 2022
Online Grant Writing 101 Workshop Scheduled Sept. 14

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.

Polk County Fair Winners July 25, 2022
2022 Polk County Fair announces youth awards

The 2022 Polk County Fair honored 453 youth with 487 awards in 11 categories.

Children working on crafts July 21, 2022
Enabling Garden hosts ‘Children’s Art in the Garden’ July 26

Free event will feature a StoryWalk® to teach children about emotions

Farmland July 12, 2022
Farmland Leasing Meetings to Address Setting Fair Cash Rents

Polk County hosts one of 11 meetings to be held across central Iowa

Best Buddies at the Iowa State Fair July 7, 2022
2022 Polk County Fair runs July 16-22

Bacon Buddies & Friends returns for its second year