Ron Prescott wants Iowans to know that Iowa State is a great source of research on retail trade. As the new retail and small business specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, Prescott is building relationships with Iowa communities and their small businesses. Communities interested in receiving assistance in interpreting and using retail trade analysis data can contact Prescott at 515-294-5862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott also will be working with the Community Vitality Center on the creation of food hubs. He will be developing and then implementing a model in which locally grown food is packaged and distributed to larger markets without sacrificing quality.