Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 23, 2014

Your Gude to the 2014 Farm Bill program meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Templeton Community Center.  This program is Free and includes a meal at 6:00 pm.    ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist, Shane Ellis, will be the guest speaker and his topics will include the 2014 Farm Bill overview, "new" crop insurance programs and sign-up, considerations for choosing insurance, FSA livestock program and conservation compliance.  To ensure adequate numbers for the meal, please call the Audubon County Extension office at 712-563-4239 to pre-register by August 22nd.

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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