Business & Industry

Local Highlights

September 26, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a Harvest Dinner featuring local foods and local producers on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Willow Creek County Park and Recreation Area (5945 HWY 9, Ocheyedan, IA). The evening will feature the following local producers:  GoodEetens Produce Farm, Seven Wilson Farm, Boernsen Bees and Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery. Reserve your seat today!

September 9, 2016

Early Childhood Professionals are invited to join us for any or all of our online training sessions taking place from September through May. Classes are interactive and fun! Explore important topics that help you provide great care to the children in your center or home! Each training session is suitable for all training levels and provides each participant with 1.5 hours of continuing education for DHS. Please note - Online trainings do count as group setting credit because of the high level of group interactions. 

September 9, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to attend the Begin by Planning Today workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Primghar Golf and Country Club. Begin by Planning Todayis designed to help individuals in their 20s and 30s take the right steps to secure their future.

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • 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.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality industry.

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

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • 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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