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Local Highlights

March 22, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County is now hiring a Part-Time Office Assistant/Assistant Bookkeeper. The position provides effective administrative support to ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, and requires a positive team player who works well with other staff and clients. Typical work schedule will be three days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wage will be hourly, commensurate with experience and education. Apply by April 9, 2021 for first review!

April 6, 2021

June 29 marks the return of the ever popular Feedlot Forum at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center, IA. Built grassroots up, this forum focuses on issues critical to beef feedlot producers and cutting edge technology available from agri-business professionals. This year’s theme for Feedlot Forum 2021, “Producing and Marketing in Today’s Era,” features nationally recognized speakers addressing important issues not only in production, but also in marketing.

March 31, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invites local faith-based youth workers to attend a mental health workshop on Tuesday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. The program is being hosted in Sioux County but those in neighboring counties are also welcome to attend. This Mental Health Workshop for Faith-Based Youth Workers presentations and discussion times focus on reducing stigma surrounding mental health, suicide prevention training and local resources that are available to help.

March 31, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, April 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This month’s webinar will focus on making the most of the 2021 alfalfa crop. Long-time ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist in Northwest Iowa Joel DeJong will present an outlook for the 2021 alfalfa crop. He will review stand evaluation, fertilizer and pest threats, as well as discuss how to use Predictive Equations of Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to determine when to harvest the highest-quality forage.

October 23, 2020

Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and the United States have a new way of receiving information, thanks to the I-29 Moo University Dairy Consortium. Extension Dairy Specialists from each state develop the industry-specific content for the twice monthly podcast. “The [I-29 Moo U Dairy] podcast discusses current issues faced by dairy producers from economics and animal health, to forage, labor and farm programs,” said Kim Clark, Nebraska Extension Dairy Educator, and one of three regular hosts for the program.

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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