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Local Highlights

February 4, 2019

The K-12 Program Coordinator is a full-time 40 hour/week position based in Primghar, Iowa with some travel, nights and weekends required. The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate and conduct innovative educational programming opportunites for O'Brien County youth and communities. The successful candidate will work closely with county and regional staff, and will report directly to the O'Brien County Extension Council. 

December 5, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applications for three summer educator positions in the areas of STEM, Robotics and Family and Consumer Sciences. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Laura Beyenhof at beyenhof@iastate.edu by Friday, Feb. 1. 

February 20, 2019

Swine producers are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on March 20 in Okoboji. The program will focus on herd health, industry insights, employee management and production practices.

February 14, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Changes in production practices and the impact of the new Farm Bill for cow-calf producers are the focus of three northwest Iowa Cow-Calf Meetings coming up in early-March. Meetings are scheduled for March 4 at the Plymouth County Extension Office in Le Mars, March 5 at the Sac County Extension Office in Sac City, and March 6 at the Public Library in Rock Rapids. All meetings will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers several ServSafe® classes each year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.


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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • 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.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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