Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 13:12
Iowa’s farmers are substantially involved in philanthropy, donating their time and money to organizations, causes and charities they believe in, according to the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. Many rural communities are beginning to depend on these philanthropic efforts as an important part of local community and economic development.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:08
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Geospatial Technology Program is offering two geographic information systems short courses this summer on June 13-14 and Aug. 22-23.
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 16:11
“Beyond Simple Mapping with GIS” workshops at Iowa State University will focus on physical planning and the built environment, land use and zoning, and smart growth and urban sprawl.
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 09:38
Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops for local growers.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 14:37
Thanks to West Liberty Economic Area Development, Iowa Workforce Development and West Liberty High School, juniors were able to take ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate exam. This project was initiated through We Lead to help students better understand the workforce skills they possess and help West Liberty determine a baseline to identify gaps in the local workforce’s skills.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 13:43
Iowans seeking professional development in nonprofit management can register now for the Nonprofit Management Academy. The next course is April 25 and classes continue monthly in Cedar Rapids through November.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:03
A Webster City business, Iowa’s First, has taken a proactive approach to circumventing the economic losses in livestock production by moving into fish farming. Mark and Jeff Nelson are producing hybrid striped bass in their unused hog facility. With the assistance of ISU Extension and Outreach they hope to create an aquaculture hub in central Iowa.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:19
Andy Larson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability is the April 17 presenter for the Iowa Learning Farms' monthly webinar. Larson’s presentation will explore grantsmanship with Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education organization.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 09:23
The city of Ottumwa and Himar Hernandez, a community and economic development specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, were featured on NBC’s TODAY Show in a piece on how communities adapt to changing populations. The show aired April 12 on NBC and is available to view online.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 10:58
The Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council has recognized Robert Dodds, regional director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as an Outstanding Professional for 2012.