Business & Industry

Local Highlights

September 11, 2014

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.

September 10, 2014

Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach will be offering a “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” class on Monday, November 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at the Pocahontas County Extension meeting room.

September 10, 2014

Educators who teach personal finance skills to pre-teens, teens, and young adults are invited to a workshop on the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) being held Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, 500 NE 6th Street in Pocahontas.

September 10, 2014

Always in a rush at night after work? Not sure what to make for supper?

August 27, 2014

Are you in 5th or 6th grade and want to learn how to babysit?

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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