Business & Industry

Local Highlights

July 30, 2015

Women, Land and Legacy is a group for ladies that are involved in agriculture.  A goal is to develop a local network of agricultural women in both Buena Vista and Pocahontas Counties who will decide what programs, projects, and information they need to assist them in their farming and conservation decision making.

 

July 28, 2015

On Tuesday, July 28th, ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County partnered with Peterson Farms to hold a Crop Management Workshop.

July 28, 2015

Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.

July 28, 2015

The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

July 20, 2015

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Flavors of Northwest Iowa program invites you to experience “farm to fork” by exploring locally grown culinary sensations from Buena Vista County at the Farm to Fork Culinary Tour on Saturday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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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