Gina Buelow hired as new Natural Resources Program Coordinator in Polk County. 

Right to Read Movie Poster

Special screening in Des Moines open to families, parents, teachers and education leaders.

2023 Growing Together Iowa Stats: 5,677 pounds of food donated; 31 Master Gardener volunteers involved; Four food pantry gardens; and six donation sites

Over 5,500 pounds of food were grown and donated to six food pantries

Polk County 4-H Staff

Honor presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H 
Youth Development Professionals

Small talk baby participant

Virtual sessions are free, help build babies brains 

Virginia Atwell

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Polk County announces Virginia Atwell as the new Family and Wellbeing Program Coordinator

youth with banners and fair queen

The 2023 Polk County Fair honored 527 youth with 579 awards in 11 categories. 

Polk County Fair Logo

Fair to be held July 15-21 at the State Fairgrounds

Kid holding a chick

Polk County 4-H partnered with five local schools for chick hatching project. 

Free Summer Lecture Series

Lectures range from basic seasonal topics to current gardening trends