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, 04/09/2024 - 10:00
Spring: Time for Rhubarb!
A sure sign that spring is arriving is rhubarb starting to grow! Although it is technically a vegetable, it is used as a fruit…

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 10:00
Spouting or Greening Potatoes . . . Keep or Toss?
“Should a potato with sprouts be used or tossed?” There is a great deal of conflicting advice on the question of use or…

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 10:00
Oh no, my freezer is out!
Freezer failure can happen at any time due to mechanical problems, power failures, or human error. Regardless of cause,…

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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,…