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January 13, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

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January 9, 2017

Fairfield, Iowa -- Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Jefferson County on February 9th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This workshop is offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.There is no fee to attend the workshops, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements.
Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to attend two hours of continuing education each year of their three-year certification period, or take and pass an exam once every three years,” said Dan Andersen, assistant professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University and coordinator of the manure applicator certification program.

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January 5, 2017

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month. The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s conference, set for Jan. 28, 2017, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.

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December 15, 2016
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Executive Conference Room
Noon — 1 p.m.
“Iowa’s Water Quality—How it Impacts You” Presenters: Greg Brenneman, Extension Ag Engineer, Tom Miller, Extension Swine Specialist, Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension Field Agronomist, and Rick Robinson, Environmental Policy Advisor Iowa Farm Bureau .
Please join us for lunch and the opportunity to learn more about the Iowa’s Water Quality. The Ag Lunch and Learn will include:
 Overview on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy and current progress update
 Discussion on practices being implemented to improve water quality
 Opportunity for questions and discussion
Please RSVP to the Jefferson County Extension Office at 641-472-4166 by Jan. 18, as space is limited. There is not cost to attend and the program is open to the public.
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October 14, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning. Call Joy Rouse for more information. 641-842-2014

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/el-online


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.

  • 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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