Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

August 22, 2016

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

August 18, 2016

Fall is a perfect time to prepare lawns for the upcoming year with seeding, aeration and fertilization.

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.

August 15, 2016

August 28th  Wiegert Prairie Fall Fest
Join the fun as we celebrate our Family and Farming Heritage at the Wiegert Prairie Farmstead

Special Event - Schoolhouse Re-dedication at 1:00 p.m.


Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • 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.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • 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.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

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

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

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