Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

June 21, 2018

Grain marketing is a key factor in farm profitability. Do you need tools to develop a marketing plan? Are you looking for strategies to improve a marketing plan? Or are you simply wanting to learn more about grain marketing?

Individuals who market grain are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming Grain Marketing workshops put on by ISU Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto and Emmet County.

May 29, 2018

Access resources and handouts that was shared at the May 29 Delayed Planting Impacts and Next Steps Workshop. 

April 6, 2018

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event. This will be an opportunity for women to network and learn from each other as while learning about conservation, green house production and cover crops.

December 14, 2017

We are looking to hire a Summer Youth Assistant Position. 

December 13, 2017

Make plans to start 2018 more informed on your financial management and discover the best practices for making plans for the future. ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County along with the Estherville Public Library are offering a series of financial classes that will be held at noon each Wednesday in the month of January.  

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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