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ISUEO Making a Difference for Iowans
March 19, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach week is March 22 - 28, 2015 - we invite you to help us Celebrate Extension!!  

For more than a century, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has put the University's research and resources to work throughout Iowa.  With offices in every Iowa county, we are everywhere for Iowans, using education and partnerships to solve problems and prepare for the future.  Celebrate with us by participating in the Extension Week Trivia Challenge!!   To participate, complete the questions of the Extension Week Trivia Challenge!!  Submit your answers by the end of the day on March 25th.  Get all the answers correct for a chance to win one of three great prizes!

July 3, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Field Specialist I with a joint appointment within Human Sciences and Community & Economic Development that will focus on Extension engagement and education with Latino youth, families, businesses and communities. This position will also provide educational opportunities and programs, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of human sciences, leadership development and community capacity building. Additional responsibilities include the development of program materials and the provision of staff and volunteer training, as well as help develop educational models that may be used by the Extension system to effectively build relationships with Latino youth, families, businesses and communities.

July 12, 2012

 Cathann Kress, ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach will be at the Muscatine County Fair to made a special presentation at  the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty.

In 1912, Muscatine County was the fifth county in Iowa to employ a county agent.   Since then the Muscatine County Extension office has helped carry out Iowa State University’s land-grant mission beyond campus.  Today we are working to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa.

Data for Decision Makers

These publications are available as information derived from data from the US Bureau of Census.  All are available on-line or from the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Agricultural Data for Decision Makers

Child and Family Data for Decision Makers

Data for Decision Makers, Muscatine County Population Data

Employment and Earnings Data for Decision Makers

Older Iowans Data for Decision Makers

Retail Data for Decision Makers

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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