Livestock & Forage Extension Program

The Polk County Livestock Extension Program is designed to provide educational programs and assistance for livestock producers, and promote agricultural awareness and its importance to our food system and economy.  This agent is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating these livestock Extension programs in Polk County.  The agent delivers educational programs in livestock production and management, forages and pastures, plant science, farm management, and agricultural awareness. 


Major Program Areas

Based on input from the Livestock Advisory Committee, and public and private partners, the agent’s educational responsibilities are:

  • Improving Livestock Production Practices in Polk County

  • Increasing Agricultural Awareness for Polk County Decision Makers and Youth