Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Bagge hall of fame
August 3, 2020

Loras and Jolene Bagge of Delaware County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.  Two ceremonies will be streamed online to recognize this year’s honorees. Loras and Jolene will be recognized during the 1:30 p.m. event. Visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org the day of the ceremony to locate the online event.

farmland leasing
August 3, 2020

Farming continues – including decisions on farmland rental arrangements. With ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide free webinars to reach individuals who prefer to avoid in-person gatherings.  The programs are offered to address questions from landowners, tenants or others with  interest in leasing and managing farmland.  The free 90-minute webinars will be offered on August 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm; and again, on August 14 from 9:30 to 11 am.  Pre-registration is required. 

aisle aisle
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?

fruits and vegs
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. 

swine photo
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. 

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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