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November 19, 2014

Attend a FREE workshop in Carroll on Tuesday, December 9, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to help you understand and make smart choices regarding health insurance.

November 11, 2014

Crop Advantage brings the latest crop production information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to a location near you each January. Each location includes key statewide topics as well as a program developed by ISU field agronomists specifically for your region.

Crop Advantage Series to be held in Carroll on January 29, 2015.

To Register - www.cropadvantage.org

October 15, 2014

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held across the state to explain options available under the new Farm Bill.

December 10, 2014- Carroll, Guthrie and Audubon County Extension offices will host a Farm Bill meeting at the Coon Rapids Legion hall at 6 pm with a meal.  Please call the Guthrie Extension office at 641-747-2276 to pre-register.

December 17, 2014- Carroll County ISU Extension and Carroll County State Bank will host a Farm Bill meeting at the Swan Lake Education Center at 1:30 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please call the Carroll Extension office at 712-792-2364 to pre-register.

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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