Foster a Strong Rural Economy

Northeast Iowa RC&D will welcome Postville residents to learn about current and future projects in Postville and take a look at their recent site work during an open house on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The site, across from city hall at 101...

[En español] Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development has been awarded a federal grant to conduct outreach and education about lead paint and radon hazards. As a part of this project, lead paint and radon test kits will be available for households with a Postville zip...

Eleven farmers across Northeast Iowa participated in the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program through funds from the Farmers Market Promotion Program secured by the Iowa League of RC&Ds.   For this project, 11 producers were selected to have a professional photographer visit their farm.  They were...

Northeast Iowa RC&D was awarded an Iowa Community Cultural Grant to photograph and feature northeast Iowa's historic, cultural and art attractions on the new www.visitiowa.org website. This website is hosted by the Northeast Iowa Tourism Association and provides travelers with rich information on what to...

This project helped an entrepreneur start a new business, Chairshop, which will utilize sustainably harvested forest products in the construction of high-end chairs for sale to an international niche market. Most of the handcrafted chairs made at Chairshop will be marketed through a national collective, The...

This project will develop a new business, Grass Run Farm Inc, to process, market and deliver grass-fed beef and hogs from three family farms that manage livestock using chemical-free, grass-based methods to reduce environmental impact. The business model has great significance in Northeast Iowa and other areas where thousands of acres of highly erodible land, once in pasture or CRP have been, or are, being converted to row crop. 100% grass-fed beef production is a low impact agriculture practice that can restore abused farm ground.