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April 2, 2020

The National Restaurant Association is offering free Food Handler and COVID-19 training online and for download throughout April. The training is intended for delivery and carry-out operations, but everyone will find the information useful, says Anirudh Naig, a food safety state extension specialist and associate professor in apparel, events and hospitality management at Iowa State University./webster/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/webster/gloves.jpg

March 24, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic situation, Iowa State University has advised Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to cancel all face-to-face meetings.  We have cancelled all ServSafe classes that were scheduled until May 31.  In addition, we will not be proctoring ServSafe exams for those who only need to take the test.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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