Natural Resource Based Community & Economic Development

NE IA RC&D is helping Winneshiek County and Howard County Conservation Boards and three small communities, Ridgeway, Calmar and Cresco with development of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail. The project was developed to improve the usability of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail (PFRT) by applying...

NE IA RC&D was asked to assist the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trail Association with tasks associated with planning and development of the Wapsipinicon River Water Trail. The Trail Association is a coalition of community leaders that have joined together to facilitate trails development throughout...

NE IA RC&D is assisting partners to restore, preserve and promote this Motor Mill Park and its associated components. The Project maximizes partnerships between local, regional and state partners and creates a quality tourism experience. It will help protect and preserve the Mill’s architectural integrity....

NE IA RC&D is working with Howard and Mitchell County Conservation Boards and Boards of Supervisors as well as community leaders from Riceville and Elma to complete a 33 mile multi-use trail that will be the first trail in the state to connect to the...

NE IA RC&D is providing assistance with planning and implementation for the expansion of the NE IA Artist’s Studio Tour. Project goals are to expand the profile, the success, and the professional image of the Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour (NIAST) through improved coordination and...

NE IA RC&D assisted Eagles Landing Winery with their expansion into port production. The RC&D provided grant writing assistance for a Value Added Producer Grant as well as development of a business and marketing plan. The grant provided funding for production of the first Iowa...

NE IA RC&D assisted partners from five county area of Northeast Iowa with development and writing of a W.K.Kellogg grant. The grant, which was awarded, funded the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. NE IA RC&D is administering the planning grant and assisting with implementation....

This project provides assistance to GROWN Locally producers to develop a stronger local foods system through the expansion and modeling of cooperative food processing, marketing and delivery. Many restaurants have expressed an interest in increasing their purchase of local foods. Several institutions, including schools and...

NE IA RC&D provides technical assistance for the Women, Land and Legacy Programs in Winneshiek and Clayton Counties. The number of women involved in agriculture continues to increase according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The census shows that the number of women principal farm...

The project provides summer interns and partners with institutes of higher learning to provide meaningful work study opportunities. These college internships create connections between young adults and their rural communities by providing professional internship opportunities in Northeast Iowa for Northeast Iowa students. In each instance...

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