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Updated: 2017-03-28T11:19:32Z

 



Lawrence Named Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach

2017-03-27T12:54:02Z

John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Northwest Iowa Communities Work to Become More Age-Friendly

2017-03-20T15:34:13Z

ISU Extension and Outreach's Community and Economic Development program and Iowa State students worked together to help two northwest Iowa communities become more age-friendly and serve an aging population group.

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ISU College of Design Students Create Functional Art for Manning

2017-03-15T11:46:39Z

A new art gallery will be opening soon in Manning, Iowa. However, unlike traditional art galleries, Manning’s public art will be a type of “drive-through” exhibit along the Highway 141 corridor through town, as part of a collaboration with ISU's College of Design.
 

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Greene and Wayne Counties, Iowa

2017-03-10T10:25:31Z

The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa.

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Kress Accepts Position at The Ohio State University

2017-03-07T09:23:06Z

Cathann Arceneaux Kress, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, has accepted a position at The Ohio State University effective May 1.

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Midstates Conference for Community and Economic Development Leaders

2017-03-06T11:36:52Z

The 14th annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference will be held Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marina Inn Hotel and Conference Center in South Sioux City, Neb. The conference is designed for community leaders and offers workshops on successful strategies and innovative ideas for rural development.SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The 14th annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference will be held Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marina Inn Hotel and Conference Center in South Sioux City, Neb. The conference is designed for community leaders and offers workshops on successful strategies and innovative ideas for rural development. The Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference, one of the largest rural development events in the tri-state area, is a joint project of ten agencies and organizations in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa, including Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The keynote speaker this year will be Deb Brown of Save Your Town. Brown will share stories of small town successes and help attendees determine ways to build possibility in their towns, improve the idea climate in rural communities, and learn practical steps to draw a crowd of supporters and create more connections. Three breakout sessions will feature twelve presenters representing success stories in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Topics for these workshops include marketing, housing, vacant lots, workforce education, “old to new” and local food entrepreneurs. The speakers presenting at this year’s Midstates conference are: Deb Brown of Save Your Town, Webster City, IA Jeff Mitchell of Homes Are Possible, Inc., Aberdeen, SD Jon D. Schmaderer of the Village of Stuart Housing Program, Stuart, NE Beth Trejo of Chatterkick/The Iowan Project, Sioux City, IA Greg Ptacek of This is MY Neligh, Neligh, NE Richard Ziettlow of Alley Art, Le Mars, IA Margot Gillette of BASEC, Doland, SD David Miller of Rocket Manufacturing, Rock Valley, IA Stacey Aesoph and Brooke Sydow of Student Forward, Brookings and Huron, SD Kirk Dixon of Keystone Business Center, McCook, NE Kris Vodraska of Old Spencer Middle School, LLP, Spencer, IA Clint & Audrey Brown of C. Brown Gardens, Merrill, IA Dale Hebda of Hebda Family Produce, Mission Hill, SD Communities are encouraged to bring two or more representatives to the conference so individuals can attend the concurrently running breakout sessions. Registrations are due by March 31; online registration is available at www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury. The planning committee for the Midstates Conference is made up of the City of South Sioux City, East River Electric Power Coop, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Monona County Economic Development, South Dakota State University Extension, SIMPCO Council of Governments, Siouxland Community Foundation, Siouxland Economic Development Corporation, USDA Rural Development and Woodbury County Rural Economic Development. Financial sponsors of the conference include City of South Sioux City, Dakota Resources, East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., Great Southern Bank, Heidman Law Firm, Iowa West Coast Initiative, Nebraska Public Power District, Northwest Iowa Development, Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative, Plymouth County Economic Development, Security National Bank, SIMPCO Council of Governments, Sioux City Journal, Siouxland Community Foundation, Siouxland Economic Development Corporation, Siouxland Initiative, South Dakota Community Foundation and Wells Enterprises. For registration details and additional information, please contact ISU Extension and Outreach-Woodbury County at (712) 276-2157 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury.  [...]



Community Development Specialists Conducting Statewide Tourism Workshops

2017-03-06T11:59:24Z

Starting in March, four Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialists are doing a “tourism blitz” throughout the state of Iowa. “Customer Service Workshops: Targeted Tourism Strategies for Communities, Businesses and Attractions” will be offered at 40 locations across the state.

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Cooperatives Provide Necessary Market for Iowa Producers

2017-03-03T11:22:37Z

The history and function of co-ops is the focus of a five-part video series featuring Keri Jacobs, extension economist, and now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives. The videos are designed to educate both members and employees about the history, function and methods of cooperatives.

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Jackson and Clayton Counties, Iowa

2017-02-14T10:21:12Z

Emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Bellevue and Marquette. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide.

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Jim Harken Named ISU Extension and Outreach Region 10 Director

2017-02-06T12:48:03Z

Jim Harken has been hired as the director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 10, covering Benton, Linn and Jones counties. He will begin the position March 1.

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