Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Diary cows walking in a green pasture
September 11, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will implement a monthly webinar series.

Schedule
August 26, 2020

Farming can be stressful in the best of times.   Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer 10 online "Stress on the Farm:  Strategies That Help" programs beginning Friday, August 28th.  

Corn plant drying in the sun
August 24, 2020

You will find many drought and derecho/storm damage resources that are available. 

Woman sitting at table talking on phone and looking at laptop
April 15, 2020

Concerned about your finances during these uncertain times, but not sure where to start? 
ISU Extension and Outreach invites you to get in touch with one of our Human Sciences financial educators. 
 

Green HIgh Sprayer with arms out in a field
April 13, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is working with the Governor's office to address pesticide applicator issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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.

  • ICIP 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.

  • 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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