Business & Industry

Local Highlights

January 19, 2017

 Women Marketing Grain Course

Classes will be held at the Oakland Community Center starting Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and continuing Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. 9:00 to 1:00pm (meal at noon). Cost of all 4 courses is $75. Please contact the office directly for any questions and how to register today.
December 13, 2016

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. The series will be offered at 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification will be offered.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/2017-crop-advantage-series-coming-14-iowa-locations

December 13, 2016

February 15, 2017 will be held at the Carson Community Center at 6:30 pm
March10, 2017 will be held at the Oakland Community Center at 9:30 am
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/PrAp.html

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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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