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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
August 28, 2019

Get the latest information on upcoming agriculture education opportunities, cooking classes, 4-H Awards, 4-H Foundation Spaghetti Supper, and so much more! 

May 28, 2019

Spark your healthy lifestyle and make a difference in your community! FREE for all youth having completed grades 8th- 11th! Space is limited, so register TODAY! 

December 4, 2018

The importance of family meal times, Vegetable Pasta Soup recipe, Making raw egg dishes safe to eat, Deskercise! How to get moving at work, and Making scarves for needy children. 

graduation cap and diploma
November 16, 2018

Informal education session to be held on November 26th, covering all things FAFSA- when to apply to be eligible for the best award, how to apply for student and guardian ID's, and a question and answer session. 

November 16, 2018

Wellbeing isn’t something you simply achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way to wellbeing in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

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

  • 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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