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Now Hiring Clip Art
May 15, 2017
This 24 hour per week position will work in a team atmosphere to provide horticulture workshops, trips and presentations, coordinate fall Master Gardener program and provide resources to current Master Gardeners. 
Qualifications: High school degree required and 2 year or BS In Horticulture OR 2 to 4 years of horticulture experience. Previous experience with teaching/leading group activities with youth and adults, organizational, communication, advanced computer skills, valid driver's license and reliable transportation, ability to work with minimal supervision, and able to lift 40 pounds. Greenhouse experience preferred. Starting hourly wage is $12.00 per hour and IPERS are included. In accordance with ISUEO Child protection and safety Policy, a background check will be completed on the successfu candidate.
Submit an application and resume with 3 references listed (name, address, and phone numbers) to by May 26 at 4:30 pm with Horticulturist in the subject line. 
A complete job description is available online at: EEO/AA
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May 2, 2017

With the school year coming to a close and summer just around the corner, many parents of school-agers are faced with the decision of finding child care for their adolescent or allowing their child to stay home alone.  Parents have many things to consider when making the decision.

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State Legislators:

Senator David Miller

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Senator Chuck Grassley

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Representative Jim Leach

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • 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.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • 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.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

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

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • 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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