Business & Industry

Local Highlights

manure applicator equipment
September 17, 2020

Learn how to maximize nutrient availability of applied manure for upcoming crops, through proper handling and application to the land, during a virtual field day.

counseling session between two people
September 4, 2020

Iowa communities, schools, and families are all facing unprecedented stressors and uncertainty imposed by Covid-19, drought conditions and the recent derecho. Resources are available to help recognize warning signs of such stress.

August 20, 2020

Here is a list of upcoming available 60 minute virtual updates, happening on Monday evenings, that you can register for and attend online regarding recovery and staying resilient during these times.

cover crop
August 13, 2020

Here is some information from the ISU Seed Laboratory to assist you in the process of getting your cover crop seed tested!

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August 12, 2020

Upcoming opportunities for food service managers and employees to renew food safety certifications.


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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