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ServSafe Certification Class/Training
April 6, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe  food safety certification classes.  ServSafe meets the criteria for an individual to become a "Certified Food Protection Manager" (CFPM).  ServSafe training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.

Dairy Iowa Profitability Team Iowa State University Extension
January 22, 2014

Iowa dairy farm operations need to be profitable and today have access to many on-farm services to aid them with management and technology issues.  Sometimes a dairy producer can have a challenge with a certain farm practice, or perhaps they want to take their operation to the next level.  These may require a team management approach of their key dairy suppliers.  With these in mind, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, plus several industry partners, have created the Dairy Iowa Profitability Team.

February 1, 2013

Extension provides professional development to help care givers keep their skills up to date. Courses meet Iowa Department of Human Services training requirements for professional development.

August 13, 2012

ISU Extension's purpose to provide information to Iowans. To better do that, Extension has established Hotlines, many are toll-free, to provide answers and support to Iowans. Iowans communicate one-on-one with ISU Extension every day. Give us a call!

Statewide Resources

  • 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 Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality industry.

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

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

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

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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