Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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.

July 10, 2015

Don't miss the 2015 Farmland Leasing and Land Value Meeting on Thursday, July 30 in Laurens! Registration information inside.

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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