Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

October 7, 2019

Allamakee 4-H Soup Supper is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion. 

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October 7, 2019

Schools across the state are signing up to participate in Iowa Local Food Day on Oct. 11. They will serve two or more dishes of Iowa grown or raised foods to celebrate Iowa agriculture.

ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialists Larry Tranel and Jennifer Bentley
September 20, 2019

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), the national governing body that promotes the professional status of extension agents and agriculture specialists, will hold their Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference in Des Moines Aug. 13-17, 2023. This will be the first time Iowa has hosted the event.

September 16, 2019

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

August 27, 2019

The Waukon Kids Day Program, “Food, Fitness, Fun!” has been working hard to keep the plants in the school gardens as nourished and bountiful as possible.

 

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.

  • 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.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

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

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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