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November 9, 2022

The Community and Economic Development (CED) unit at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has provided training and educational material on geospatial technology topics for more than 20 years. During that time, the training and materials have transformed from one-off questions and training requests on specific topics to a robust and successful training program that has educated hundreds of people through in-person, instructor-led workshops.

November 9, 2022

The Data Science for Public Good Young Scholars program invites Iowa State University faculty, state and county agencies, nonprofits, and communities to submit applications for the 2023 summer program.

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County extension staff to deliver Marketing Hometown America

Iowans in rural communities understand that the trend of depopulation is resulting in a diminished capacity for local governments to provide services, as well as fewer volunteers who can engage in civic and local activities. While many communities have gotten quite creative with ideas to encourage newcomers, from giving away a residential lot to providing free childcare, others need help in coming up with an effective marketing plan.

Enter Marketing Hometown America. Read more.