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Local Highlights

December 2, 2020

Learn about child care issues and solutions discussed during recent podcasts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 21, 2020

Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa is excited to announce that this year’s Women Gaining Ground conference, scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Glenwood High School, will feature Dese Payne as the keynote speaker.  All registrations are due by February 28th.

February 20, 2020

Registration is now open for statewide Guide Training workshops in three Iowa locations.  This program was created for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa's cities and tourism attractions, including museums, nature areas, agritourism, and historic sites, accroding to Diane Van Wyngarden, state tourism specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 11, 2017

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22.

April 6, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County received a $1,000 grant for its Beginning and Young Agricultural Producers program. Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) provided the Working Here Fund grant to support a yearlong educational program focused on the business end of farming.

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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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

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

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