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Housing Planning Takes on a Virtual Twist

June 16, 2020, 11:15 am | Abbie Gaffey

Community leaders in Ida Grove are learning about their community’s need for housing while also learning new uses for virtual platforms. Ida Grove is the inaugural community for the Rural Housing Readiness Assessment program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Kameron Middlebrooks Named Iowan of the Week

June 10, 2020, 1:35 pm | Gary Taylor, Kameron Middlebrooks

Kameron Middlebrooks, minority business coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has been named Iowan of the Week by U.S. Representative Cindy Axne. She honored him for his service, leadership and efforts to create a more equitable society without racial discrimination. Axne made the announcement June 5.

Local Food Producers, Businesses Move to Online Sales and Contactless Delivery

May 18, 2020, 1:28 pm | Courtney Long

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, farms and food businesses are stepping up to meet the demand for local food products. Many farmers markets are moving to online sales and virtual options to continue to support customers and vendors. The Farm, Food and Enterprise Development program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources to help Iowa’s small farms, food systems and business enterprises.