Monday, April 22, 2013 - 13:37
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 - 12:43
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 - 10:03
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 - 09:19
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 - 08:23
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 - 09:58
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.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:40
Planting flowers at a local park, preparing a community meal, sharing stories with older adults or performing random acts of kindness: These are a few examples of service projects that Iowa youth will engage in during Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 09:07
A Biomass Crop Production Workshop will look at reasons for increased interest in biomass crops for energy in Iowa. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 19, at the Johnson County Extension Office, Iowa City, Iowa.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 15:35
Iowa farmers rely primarily on agribusinesses, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and state agencies for their information needs, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 14:47
About 70 percent of farmers report using at least one technology that provides them with Internet access, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. In addition, a basic cell phone was the most common communications technology used by farmers in the survey.