Finances

Local Highlights

September 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Iowa’s economy in various ways — some predictable, others not so much. Three experienced economists recently shared their observations on COVID-19 impacts on the “Back to Business Iowa” podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 26, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. And now Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa.

August 21, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic prevented Iowa State University from holding in-person field days at research and demonstration farms for the summer of 2020. However, the research continued, and a series of virtual tours beginning Aug. 31 will provide an update on this year’s results.

August 18, 2020

Dairy producers have faced unprecedented milk and product price volatility over the last few months, and to help them get a handle on what lies ahead, the I-29 Moo University Consortium will hold a webinar Aug. 25 at noon.

July 4, 2020

Educational meetings for agriculture property owners and tenants to highlight the most-current land value and leasing information.


Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

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

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

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  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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