Business & Industry

Local Highlights

August 25, 2016

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast. But storing and keeping produce including potatoes, onions and carrots fresh can become an issue.

August 23, 2016

The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version.

August 22, 2016

The recent issue of Acreage Living is available online and contains articles covering late summer topics.

August 18, 2016

A celebration at the Clay County Fair will recognize current owners of land with ties to the beginning of Iowa’s land grant college. On Friday, Sept. 16 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will honor landowners during the Iowa Land Grant Legacy Celebration 2- 4 p.m. at the Events Center Ballroom at the Clay County Fair. 

August 17, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener Program awarded 25 grants totally $20,000 to projects across the state of Iowa aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for families experiencing poverty.

 

One of the grants, funded through the USDA SNAP-Ed program was to Pocahontas County. Pocahontas County had the focus to have students and Master Gardeners work together to grow produce to be donated to the local food pantry. Attached are a variety of pictures of the project.


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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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