Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Muscatine Research Farm Sign
August 13, 2018

Soybean nematode cyst interaction with cover crops as well as Pepper & Muskmelon cultivar trials will be featured at Field Day!

Photo for Just A Bite Training
August 13, 2018

Learn the signs and symptoms of food allergies and common food allergens for children.  Practice reading labels to identify food allergens and altering menus to avoid food allergens.

Field Day Tour Stop
July 26, 2018
Farmers, farmer advisors and the general public are invited to attend the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm’s fall field day on Sept. 6 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Master Conservation Logo
July 26, 2018

The Muscatine and Louisa County Extension Councils have partnered together to present Master Conservationist in the Fall of 2019.  This is a program that has not been availalbe in Louisa County for several years!  A few slots are still available -- sign up now!

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • 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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