Business & Industry

Local Highlights

caregiver with elderly man in wheel chair
August 29, 2016

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits. Dates: Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21 Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm  Location: Jefferson County Extension Office, 2606 West Burlington Ave. in Fairfield. Cost: $10.00

dinky computer for Basic Skills
August 25, 2016

Come and Learn Basic Computer Skills. A workshop with tips and information on the upgrade of computers. A refresher course for inquiring minds. Join us!

August 31st - 10:00 am to 11:30 am   •  Located at IHCC  @ 112 South Court Street in Fairfield

field day photo
August 19, 2016

Brought to you by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association  Thursday, September 8, 2016   •  Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. •  Free and open to the public!  Contract Myron Rees at mrees@iastate.edu for more information.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html

rainwater image
August 19, 2016

Brown Bag Lunch Workshop, Sustainable Living Center, Room 18 at the MUM, 1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield. Benefits and challenges of collecting, storing and using rainwater at home, at a business and on the farm. Learning the components of rain collection and storage system. Creating a rain garden to manage rain runoff, and tour the water catchment system at the Sustainable Living Center.

Speakers are Greg Brenneman, Linda Naeve and Dina Chammas. For more information call our Extension Office at 641-472-4166

logo for ServSafe
August 17, 2016

Certification for Foodservice Managers and Workers. A Photo ID is required to take Certification Exam. Register online at http://goo.gl/XD7uQe or call 1-800-262-0015. Registration Fee is $150.00. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 20th. Class size is limited. Register early. 


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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