Business & Industry

Local Highlights

February 26, 2022

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will be hosting live-streamed Private and Commercial Continuing Instruction Courses (P-CIC & C-CIC) online training this spring as an additional opportunity for private and commercial pesticide applicators to be trained.  

Dairy cow
January 12, 2022

Northwest Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues on Feb. 8 at Dairy Day, an event hosted in Northwest Iowa at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grapes with text reading Join us for... Wine Wednesday
November 1, 2021

Wine Wednesday, a statewide seminar hosted by ISU assistant professor and extension enology specialist Dr. Aude Watrelot, is coming to Woodbury County on November 10 at Oscar Carl Vineyard. This free event comes with wine sampling for participants.

July 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations through early August with Woodbury County hosting an event on August 10.

Hands typing
December 29, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Woodbury and Plymouth counties are offering a Grant Writing 101 workshop virtually on Wednesday, February 10.


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 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.

  • 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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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