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, 12/05/2023 - 10:00
Safe Food Gifts from the Heart
Coming from the heart, homemade food gifts are thoughtful holiday (or anytime) gifts and a nice way to show people just how…

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 10:00
Ingredients Affect How the Cookie Crumbles
Cookies are a favorite treat and especially so during the holidays.  Holiday cookie baking is a tradition for many families…

Tue, 11/07/2023 - 10:00
Chocolate – Shelf Life, Storage, and Bloom
Does chocolate go bad? That is a question with a long answer. The type, quality, and storage conditions of chocolate affect…

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Mon, 10/30/2023 - 15:43
Commissioned artwork constituted ‘government speech’ that City was under no obligation to display
Jared McGriff, et al, v. City of Miami Beach, FL Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, October 27, 2023 Jared McGriff and…

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 09:02
Church entitled to restore prayer trail because denial likely to be proven to be a substantial burden on religious exercise under RLUIPA
by Gary Taylor Catholic Healthcare International v. Genoa Charter Township (MI) Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals,…

Mon, 09/11/2023 - 08:59
Plaintiffs’ inverse condemnation claim survives summary judgment on allegations that state control of water levels behind private dam that collapsed constitutes public use
by Gary Taylor David Krieger, et al., v. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Michigan Court of Appeals,…