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October 28, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting Farm Bill meetings on December 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, then repeated again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the West Pottawattamie County ISU Extension office in Council Bluffs. The address is 1705 McPherson Avenue. Topics include base reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage, and Supplemental Coverage Option.

Anyone may attend these meetings, but pre-registration is requested 2 days in advance--there is no registration fee.  Call West Pottawattamie County Extension at 712-366-7070 to pre-register.  Meetings are held in others towns in south west Iowa, too.

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.

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