Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

Fair time is right around the corner! Please take note of the changes to the fairbook!

July 9, 2014

Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.

July 9, 2014

Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

July 9, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production.

July 8, 2014

Summer is a perfect time to harvest summer squash from your garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists provide some great tips for successful squash.

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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