Business & Industry

Local Highlights

January 6, 2017

Pocahontas County Senior 4-H'ers! This 4-H Scholarship is for YOU!!
Application deadline is: FEBRUARY 1, 2017!

January 3, 2017

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for the  4-H scholarship program. Over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $90,000 will be awarded. 

January 3, 2017

Seeking Educators to impact elementary and middle school youth in Summer Day Camp programs across Clay, Ida, Sac, Pocahontas, and Buena Vista counties.
Seeking existing formal or non-formal and/or future educators who have passion for inspiring and energizing youth in discovery and learning!

Please call BV County Extension and Outreach for more information (712) 732-5056 or visit https://goo.gl/g6OkgF  .


Two positions responsible for this summer’s programming:

  • CREATIVE ARTS POSITION: Photography Basics, Camera Obscura, Painting through the Ages, Design Decisions
  • STEM AND VET SCIENCE POSITION: Crime and Spy Science, Race it, Fling it, Fly It (motion and flight science), Biogentics/Biotechnology, Explorations and Next Steps Vet Science
Submit Applications by the end of the day January 31, 2017 to Nichol Kleepsies (kleepsie@iastate.edu).
January 16, 2017

Six Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will make presentations during the 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show, Feb. 28-March 2 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

January 16, 2017

Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.


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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