Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

February 15, 2017

Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” at the Cherokee Public Library on Mondays starting March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Free books, home activity kits, meals and crafts are all a part of a fun-filled, enjoyable evening. Literacy is a child's number one indicator of academic success. Working with youth on their literacy skills now helps them flourish later in their academic lives. The Family Storyteller method has proven success.

February 13, 2017

The Northwest Area Education Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invite Iowa educators to learn how to teach the High School Financial Planning Program April 24 in Sioux City. The workshop will feature this curriculum that addresses student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance.

February 6, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Cherokee County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Cherokee. The program is based on the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ certification program and the Iowa Food Code. The class is beneficial for foodservice managers from all areas such as schools, restaurants, convenience stores, child care, senior meal sites and health care.

February 2, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Cherokee and Buena Vista are hosting two free pruning workshops and one windbreak workshop on Feb. 21. Dr. Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester, will be conducting these workshops and will show how to correctly prune trees using best practices. Pruning will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, so participants are asked to dress appropriately. 

February 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry announced last week that the first hearing in the country on the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization will be Feb. 23 on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, KS. The time has not yet been announced. 

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Other Resources in our County

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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