Finances

Local Highlights

November 18, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Howard County is looking for a full-time County Youth Coordinator (CYC) with demonstrated initiative, drive and unique ideas.

Dairy cows in pasture
August 7, 2018

Three ISU Extension and Ooutreach webinars are available for viewing.

July 4, 2018

4-H and FFA ribbon auction at Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco grosses $67,375.

April 13, 2017

You can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget.

Map of Iowa
December 12, 2016

#NotToBrag - Iowa is a great place to live, work and play. 

Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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

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