Goal setting is the latest Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development programming effort to go virtual.
The invasive emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Cerro Gordo and Webster counties. This exotic pest that attacks and kills ash tree species has now been confirmed in 73 Iowa counties.
Planning officials will have more opportunities to sign up for virtual Introduction to Planning and Zoning Workshops starting in July.
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, 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.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has designated June 22-26, 2020, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week.
Leading Communities: A Place-Based Community Leadership Program, provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is being offered virtually to three counties that had classroom instruction interrupted by COVID-19. Appanoose and Henry completed the program in May. Sac County, will finish this July.
The 'Back to Business Iowa' podcast by ISU Extension and Outreach features the Shop Where I Live initiative.
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.
Registration is open for the virtual version of this year's Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference.