Community Economic Development

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July 26, 2016

Want to brush up on your knowledge of Excel. Join us!

August 25th - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Located at IHCC  @ 112 South Court Street in Fairfield

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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


Documenting Children's learning with Nature - Understand the value and process of recording and assessing children's learning in nature settings, learn to use a visual tool and nature notes to describe children's visual spatial work and whole child development
Contact: Kristi Cooper  
  319 560-6048
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July 18, 2016

Attention Senior Adults and Students! Are you needing a tune up on keyboarding skills? Join us at IHCC to get all the basic information and how to get comforable handling your keyboard. 

Monday, Aug. 22th at IHCC located at 112 South Court St. in Fairfield. Time: 10:00 to 11:30.

Call 641-472-4166

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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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Iowa Community Voices

Data for Decision Makers

Iowa Workforce and Development

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEGISLATURES - Click below on the name of who you would like to contact to be connectied with their web page.

State Legislators:

Senator David Miller

Represenative John Whitaker

Representative Sandy Greiner

Federal Legislatures:

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Tom Harkin

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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