Business & Industry

Local Highlights

February 14, 2019

A Spring Professional Lawn Care Workshop will be held at the Webster County Extension Office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge) on Wednesday, March 6th from 1-3 p.m.  Adam Thoms, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist for Iowa State University will be on hand to share about improving your fertility programs; turfgass seed updates; new herbicide; fungicide products; and white grub control.  This will be an unique opportunity to ask questions and speak one-on-one about issues you are facing.

October 16, 2018

Did you know that there are estimated 76 million food borne illnesses each year and 225 to 300 million cases of acute gastroenteritis? That figures out to be once a year for each of us.

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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