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Local Highlights

January 20, 2018

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

April 3, 2018

Do you struggle with keeping silent in the face of demeaning and hurtful stereotypes?  Then this free educational session is for you!

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
August 23, 2016

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Muscatine County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
March 16, 2016

Check out the latest newsletter form the ISU Extension and Outreach Eastern Iowa Agriculture and Natural Resources Feild Specialists.  

July 12, 2012

 Cathann Kress, ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach will be at the Muscatine County Fair to made a special presentation at  the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty.

In 1912, Muscatine County was the fifth county in Iowa to employ a county agent.   Since then the Muscatine County Extension office has helped carry out Iowa State University’s land-grant mission beyond campus.  Today we are working to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa.

Data for Decision Makers

These publications are available as information derived from data from the US Bureau of Census.  All are available on-line or from the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Agricultural Data for Decision Makers

Child and Family Data for Decision Makers

Data for Decision Makers, Muscatine County Population Data

Employment and Earnings Data for Decision Makers

Older Iowans Data for Decision Makers

Retail Data for Decision Makers

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.

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

  • 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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