Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 16, 2017

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with RSVP to bring you a program on how to be a savvy senior and protect your assets from scams.  This program will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m..-11:00 a.m.. at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach Office.

February 3, 2017

Swine health, a swine market outlook and barn safety will be three of the subjects discussed at the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists will host the meetings at four Iowa locations Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 24. Register by calling 800-372-7675 or e-mailing bnelson@iowapork.org

Session is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office

“It’s imperative that our producers are equipped with valuable resources for current industry topics,” said IPPA Producer Education Director Drew Mogler. “This year’s regional conferences will provide worthwhile information for anyone involved in the day-to-day management of pork production.” 

January 30, 2017

Carroll County will offer the Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for categories 4 and 10 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 

The local attendance site is at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 15 and $45 after Feb. 15. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Julee Grell at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Carroll County by phoning 712-792-2364.

Registration Form

January 27, 2017

Please apply for the summer assistant position in Carroll County on or before March 3, 2017.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Carroll County Office is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time Summer Assistant to assist 30-40 hours per week with various office activities from mid May - mid August.  Qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma, knowledge of 4-H, strong communication and organizational skills, up-to-date computer and technology skills, and ability to work some evenings and some weekends.    Submit cover letter and resume or job application with references to the Carroll County Extension and Outreach Office- 1205 West US Hwy 30 Ste. G, Carroll, IA  51401 on or before March 3, 2017.  In accordance with ISU Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy, a background check will be competed on the selected applicant.  Carroll County Extension is an EEO/AA Employer.

January 3, 2017

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be held Thursday, February 23 at 1:30 pm the Carroll Recreation Center.  Notice new location this year!!  Plan to bring your certification number.  No need to pre-register.  If you have any questions please call Julee at 712-792-2364. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Brochure 2016-2017

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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