Community Development

Community and Economic Development specialists work with county Extension offices, community organizations, local governments, and others to deliver programming in our areas of expertise:  

  • Civic Engagement and Leadership, 
  • Local Governments and Housing, 
  • Small Business Assistance, 
  • Community Food Systems, and 
  • Data and Technology.

ISU Extension CED plays an important role in providing research-based information and resources to sustain communities into the future.  Our people and programs work with communities--aligning all efforts with the goals of maximizing diversity and inclusivity. 

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Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:00
Monk Fruit Sweeteners – Q&A
Monk fruit sweetener is currently trending as a popular consumer choice as an alternative to sugar.  Accordingly to market…

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 10:00
Tis the Season to PLAN Your Garden
With the arrival of seed catalogs, the next garden season begins.  Before you place an order from catalogs or online sources…

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 10:00
Royal Icing Made Safe
Cookie decorating is one of the most beloved holiday traditions.  Royal Icing is the traditional icing used for…

Money Tips Money Tips

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:33
What if I Live to be 100?
When you reach your 60’s, as I have, you start taking a serious look at whether you are financially ready for retirement. As I…

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 12:00
Managing Your Finances Amid Recession Concerns
Economists, policymakers, and news outlets are all at-odds over the U.S. economy heading toward a recession in 2023. For those…

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:59
From Thanksgiving to just Giving
I have been excited about Giving Tuesday ever since it was created several years ago. Why? Not because I’ve adopted it…

Planning BLUZ Planning BLUZ

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 14:19
Seventh Circuit follows SCOTUS lead, upholds validity of distinction between on- and off-premises signs
by Gary Taylor Adams Outdoor Advertising v. City of Madison, WisconsinSeventh Circuit Court of Appeals, January 4, 2023 Adams…

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 10:38
Declaratory judgment not appropriate avenue to appeal rezoning decision. Landowner gets second bite at appeal anyway.
By Gary Taylor Dyersville Ready Mix, Inc., dba BARD Materials v. Iowa County (WI) Board of Supervisors and Iowa County…

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 14:07
Appeal filed in Michigan drone case
An update: The Maxons have filed an appeal in the Michigan Supreme Court seeking to overturn this decision. The Institute for…