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Local Highlights

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December 13, 2019

The end of the year is nearing and time is running short. Call the office today to get scheduled for any commercial pesticide courses you still need for 2019! 

December 6, 2019

Find a meeting near you to help make educated decisions regarding your crop production. Specialists will be traveling all around Iowa in January providing current research-based advice to producers.

December 5, 2019

Shopping local benefits everyone! Supporting Louisa businesses helps create more jobs which brings in more tax dollars and allows for more economic growth and development.

November 25, 2019

ATTENTION Commercial Manure Applicators: Statewide Program showing in Louisa County on January 8, 2020

November 19, 2019

What does the future of your farming operation look like? Ask an expert for help answering tough questions and to gain a more complete understanding your own farm financial situation and options.


Statewide Resources

  • 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 Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality industry.

  • 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.

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • 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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