Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

October 21, 2016

Highlights of the Integrated Crop Management Conference Nov. 30-Dec. 1 will be guest speakers, multiple sessions each hour and the opportunity to network with others in the agriculture industry.

October 20, 2016

Are you worried about your forgetfulness some days?  Are you worried about your memory or the memory of someone close to you?  Are you experiencing or seeing signs of memory loss and wonder if it is more than “old age”?  Have you ever started to introduce your friend and suddenly couldn’t remember your friend’s name? 

October 19, 2016

Pocahontas County 4-H’ers, under the direction of Master Food Volunteer Heather Hull will prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and all the trimmings for the all to enjoy! 

October 19, 2016

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs

October 18, 2016

On Friday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. – noon University of Northern Iowa and ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will offer all children in 4th – 8th grade a hands on morning of learning all about different renewable energy sources. 

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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