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July 1, 2021

Commercial grape growers and winemakers will receive hands-on education from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach during the 2021 Wine Grape Field Day Aug. 11.

February 11, 2015

“Audio storytelling via podcasts is an excellent way of getting at unique perspectives on those people driving conservation and water quality initiatives in Iowa,” said Comito. “We think the material will be engaging to farmers and all Iowans.”

December 12, 2014

Acreages in Iowa often include outbuildings where owners have no immediate plans for traditional agricultural use. Is there an opportunity to capture some revenue from renting those buildings to others? If so, what can be charged?

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.

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

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's vineyard industry.

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

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

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

  • A multi-tiered effort to study and analyze the impact of agricultural management practices on surface and subsurface drainage, from both a water quality and quantity perspective.

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