Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

August 25, 2014

Step out this September into the countryside and learn what it takes to grow the food you purchase and eat from local producers! The tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  

August 8, 2014



Chef Ben Halprin of the Augusta Restaurant in Oxford, with the help of the Mitchell County Cattleman’s Association, will be featured at the Town to Country Cookout, from 5:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Steve and Beth Rachut farm.

 

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July 8, 2014

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Mitchell County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on August 14, at 9 A.M. to address questions that land owners, tenants, or other interested individuals have about farmland leasing.

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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