Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 29, 2017

The 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey provides rates for custom work in the following categories: tillage, planting, drilling, seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

summer
March 23, 2017

Make plans this summer to join us for our Summer Day Camp programs! Day camps are offered throughout the month of June.  Find more information here. 

explore outdoor adventures afterschool program
March 23, 2017

Get out and explore the outdoors this spring at our Outdoor Adventures Afterschool Program. ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County and Delaware County Conservation are teaming up to offer this three session after school program at Bailey's Ford Park! 

SFP 10-14
March 9, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County and Helping Services for youth and families partnered to offer the Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14.  The Strengthening Families Program is an evidence and research based parent, youth, and family skills-building program designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parent/youth communication skills, increase academic success in youth, and prevent violence and aggressive behavior at home and at school.  

March 9, 2017

On February 28, members of the county extension staff and 4-H members in Delaware County met with their legislators at the annual Iowa Extension Council Association Legislative Day and 4-H Public Leadership Experience held at the Capitol in Des Moines. They joined more than 100 other extension council members, 4-H members and extension supporters from across the state sharing how ISU Extension and Outreach connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • 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.

  • 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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