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July 11, 2018

Register now for the Master Gardener training offered at Jefferson County starting this fall. Complete the training and volunteer internship to earn the title Master Gardener. Training includes 40 hours of horticulture education and one hands-on workshop in Ames on November 3rd. Learn more by contacting tsickels@iastate.edu or call the office at 641-472-4166. 

Apply online here: mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php

Communities Professional Staff

Iowa Community Voices

Data for Decision Makers

Iowa Workforce and Development

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEGISLATURES - Click below on the name of who you would like to contact to be connectied with their web page.

State Legislators:

Senator David Miller

Represenative John Whitaker

Representative Sandy Greiner

Federal Legislatures:

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Tom Harkin

Representative Jim Leach

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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • 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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