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, 05/30/2023 - 10:00
Tips for Writing 4-H Exhibit Goals
Iowa County and 4-H Fairs will soon be in full swing.  For some families, that means crunch time to get 4-H projects ready for…

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 10:00
Test Well Water Annually for Safe Drinking Water
One in seven Americans get their drinking water from private wells. While Federal and state governments set legal limits for…

Tue, 05/02/2023 - 10:00
It’s Morel Mushroom Time! -‘Shrooming in the Woods or Supermarket
As spring creeps in, mushroom enthusiasts are just itching to get out into the woods and search for the highly prized morel…

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Mon, 04/24/2023 - 08:24
Montana Legislature passes substantial land use reforms to promote housing and planning
The Montana Legislature, not generally known as a bastion of left-leaning principles, has passed several bills designed to…

Thu, 04/20/2023 - 08:38
Donuts: Art or signage? You decide.
A bakery owner in Conway, New Hampshire had local art students cover the wall above his front door with a painting of the sun…

Tue, 04/18/2023 - 10:28
Open Records Act applies to Governor’s office; documents must be provided promptly and timely
by Gary Taylor Laura Belin, Bleeding Heartland, LLC, et al v. Governor Kim Reynolds, et al. Iowa Supreme Court, April 14, 2023…