Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

dairy cows
June 6, 2019

Dairy producers can learn the latest in nutrition and management by attending the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference June 12-13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.  This industry conference will feature information on dealing with today’s economic environment and the newest research to improve profit.

cones
June 6, 2019

Delaware County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions each Monday evening from June to August, during their Hortline program.  This free service is offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Monday evening beginning June 3rd and ending on August 26th.  

farm
June 6, 2019

Planned for June 26, the program will begin at 1 p.m. with a talk by Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub, regarding his insights on this year’s crop weather.

cash rent
May 29, 2019

Cash rental rates for Iowa farmland are down 1.4% compared to last year, but are still higher than in 2011, despite significant decreases in crop prices.  According to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) published in the May Ag Decision Maker newsletter, the average cash rent per acre is $219, down from $222 per acre last year.

meat workshop
May 29, 2019

On Saturday, May 18th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County partnered with the Edgewood Locker to provide an educational experience about meat quality and production for our local 4-H and FFA members. Twelve youth, along with a few of their parents, attended the workshop.

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • 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 CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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