Business & Industry

Local Highlights

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July 18, 2016

First 50 people to register will receive a Farmer’s Market coupon, must attend the conference to receive it.

IRENEW’s energy trailer will be on-site. The Fairfield Public Library will be providing kid friendly solar themed events on-site and  at the Farmer’s MarketHeld at the Ffld Arts and Convention Center at 200 Main Street.  A self-guided solar crawl in Fairfield area. 1:00pm to 3:00 pm


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July 18, 2016

Location and time to be announced. 

Logo type for Farmland Leasing Header
July 7, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings in 12 different sites across Southeast Iowa during the month of August.  The Fairfield meeting site will be Wednesday, August 3, beginning at 9:00 am with doors open at 8:00 am at the Jefferson County Extension Office. The meeting will last approximately three hours and will be facilitated by Charles Brown, Farm Business Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

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July 1, 2016

·       Water is essential to live.  Your body loses water every day when you breathe, sweat, and go to the bathroom. The rate of loss increases when exposed to summer’s hot outside temperatures.  What should you do to avoid dehydration?


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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