• Yarn Bomb
  • Young Iowans Speak Mural
  • Planting in Tripoli
  • Leading Communities activity
  • Rendering of proposed play equipment for Trestle Park in Manning


December 10, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2020 Community Food Systems Annual Event, a great opportunity to connect and learn with others who share your passion for building vibrant, thriving community-based food systems.

November 13, 2019

Aimee Viniard-Weideman recently joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) team as a leadership and community development specialist. Viniard-Weideman comes to ISU with a background in leadership, strategic communications, change management, and community relations.

Featured Projects

Geospatial and Data Science Team Pilots ‘Data Science for the Public Good’ Project in Marshalltown

More people are riding the bus in Marshalltown. In fact, ridership increased by 11% this past year, the highest percentage increase in ridership of rural transit providers in Iowa.

Region 7 of the Federal Transit Administration took notice and recognized the Marshalltown Municipal Transit team with an Award of Excellence at a recent conference. This award came after the Iowa Public Transit Association recognized Marshalltown transit administrator Kevin Pigors and Marshalltown Municipal Transit for the same achievement earlier this year.

This significant increase in ridership can be attributed to data-driven decisions made by Pigors, who joined the Marshalltown Municipal Transit team in January of this year.

Read more here.