Business & Industry

Local Highlights

November 16, 2020

Get registered now for this virtual lives series to hear from five ISUEO economists. The series will take an in-depth look into the outlook for agriculture in 2021 as producers, ag lenders, and suppliers start planning for next year.

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November 11, 2020

Free and confidential financial advice is available to producers through the Farm Financial Planning Program with ISUEO farm specialists that are experienced and skilled in the areas of farm budgeting and financial analysis.

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October 30, 2020

Tune in online, at no cost, to listen to a very thought-provoking and entertaining presenter touch on the future of rural communities. It will be a three-part series involving discussions on the rural narrative, recruiting more residents, and housing in our community.

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October 29, 2020

This year's conference is a virtual two-day event that features speakers ready to share leadership knowledge and skills participants can apply to succeed in farm or agribusiness careers. 

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October 19, 2020

Teach Nutrition Online & In Groups!

ISU Extension is searching for a self-starter to provide an Extension education program at Louisa County and Muscatine County!

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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