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February 12, 2016

Gain tools and resources to help others define their financial goals, use credit wisely, manage debt effectively and access appropriate community resources with the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on March 2 and March 17th at the Carroll New Opportunities conference center. Course registration ends Monday, February 29, 2016.

January 11, 2016

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.  Complete job description available at the Carroll County Extension Office, 1205 W US Hwy 30, Suite G, Carroll, IA 51401 or by calling 712-792-2364.  Submit cover letter and resume with references to the Carroll County Extension and Outreach Office by February 5, 2016.  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.

December 22, 2015

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a variety of educational opportunities this winter for continuing education credits for child care providers.  Click here for a copy of the flyer and registration information.

December 3, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 14 locations across Iowa during January 2016. Each year, ISU Exension and Outreach specialists and field agronomists present the lastest crop production research and information for the upcoming growing season to producers, agronomists and industry leaders.

This year’s Crop Advantage Series will focus on the importance of risk management programs and controlling costs.

“It's important to discuss these topics as we go into our second year of prices averaging below Iowa State’s estimated production costs,” said Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist. “Profits will be harder to come by and many producers will need to pay more attention to the financial side of their farm business.”

Each location features a full agenda of workshops that attendees can choose from to develop a personalized agenda. ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists will present program topics focusing on county needs and production issues.

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for DECEMBER 2015

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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