Business & Industry

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April 14, 2017

Jefferson County Extension is looking for an energetic and innovative part time horticulturist.  This 24 hour per week position (until July 1- then 8 hours per week) provides assistance to ISU Extension and Outreach for organization and delivery of horticultural programs and work in gardens and operation of the on- site greenhouse.  Requirements are: experience teaching and/or leading group activities with youth and adults, High school diploma and minimum of 2-year degree in horticultureOR High school diploma and minimum 2 years of horticulture experience, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, ability to lift 40 pounds and successfully pass the background screening in Child Protection Safety Program.  Wage is $11 per hour.   For information concerning this job, contact Sue Henderson at 641-777-4354.   To view complete job description and to apply visit Email completed applicationincluding 3 references to    Subject line mustread Horticulturist.      

All application materials must be received by Monday, May 1st, 2017 by 4:30 PM   EOE



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March 27, 2017

Monday, May 1st at 7:00 pm

The workshop is FREE and registration is not required but is appreciated. To register, call or email Fairfield Convention & Vistors Bureau (641) 472-2828  OR

Call Extension office for more information. 641-472-4166

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Community tourism leaders, employees who interact with vistors, Managers of retail shops, restaurants, attractions, hotels, gas stations and convenience stores. General public. 

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March 7, 2017

A food preservation program that includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.Click on this  link to connect you to the website of this informative programming.

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February 10, 2017

Your financial habits often need a tune up. Human Sciences Extension & Outreach offers several free tools to help.

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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.

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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