Business & Industry

Local Highlights

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June 16, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen. Many of us are preparing and eating more meals at home. Spending more time in the kitchen than you prefer? Spending more money at the grocery store too?

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June 16, 2020

This week’s Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep instructional video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach shares how to maintain a garden and safely freeze fruit. 

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May 26, 2020

Financial help is available for producers impacted by the price declines and additional marketing costs associated with COVID-19. To help explain how the program works, a pair of specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and specialists with the Farm Service Agency in Iowa will hold a public webinar May 29, from 11:00-noon. 

May 19, 2020

Farmers face financial uncertainty almost each year, with unexpected changes in the markets and unpredictable weather events.  Last year, farmers across the Midwest dealt with record rainfall and flooding. This year, they’re dealing with low commodity prices that have crept even lower amid the market disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 7, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports a number of youth programs in Delaware County, including the 4-H program. Each year, ISU Extension in Delaware County administers a number of scholarships to honor outstanding 4-H members who are graduating from high school. These scholarships winners are selected through a competitive process which is based on the student’s record of 4-H activities, scholastic record and participation, goals and future plans, and character.

Statewide Resources

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

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