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Local Highlights

January 23, 2015

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

January 16, 2015

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to deliver and support STEM research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu

ANR Summer Educator Associate
January 16, 2015

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Summer Associate Educator works with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to create and support agriculture and natural resources research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu

Human Sciences Program Coordinator
January 14, 2015

This position provides leadership in selected counties to determine Human Sciences programming and deliver high quality programs in tandem with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Science specialists. Submit cover letter and resume by Feb. 13, 2015.

Smart Choice workshop
November 24, 2014

Open enrollment for health insureance started Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15, 2015. Workshops to help you navigate through are offered in several locations in Northwest Iowa.

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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