Business & Industry

Local Highlights

January 22, 2020

The local attendance site is the Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach Office, 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Delaware County by phoning 563-927-4201.

January 22, 2020

The program is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 with a weather make-up being held for February 20.   The program will be heldat The Heartland Acres Event Center from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Registration begins at 8:00 am.  There is a $125 fee for the program.  Fee includes a curriculum manual, tools, and lunch. For more information, contact Cindy Thompson at cpthom08@iastate.eduor 319-334-8013 or the Buchanan County Extension Office at 319-334-7161. Registrations are being accepted online at

advanced calving clinic
January 16, 2020

Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in mid-February. ISU beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows. Both clinics will be held on Monday, Feb. 17. The first will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Edgewood at the Edgewood Event Center. The second will run from 5 to 10 p.m. in Dysart at the Dysart Community Building.


cow and calf
January 16, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Boots in the Barn, a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12. 

January 8, 2020

The program starts on Thursday, February 6 at the Country Junction in Dyersville. The class meets for six consecutive mornings from 9:00 a.m.-Noon with a light lunch served when the program concludes at noon.

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.

Share |