July IRDC Zoominar to Focus on Cybersecurity!

Plan to join the Iowa Rural Development Council for its monthly Zoominar on Thursday, July 22 at 9am.  A Zoom link will be sent out in mid-July Cybersecurity Basics for Small Organizations with Dave Nelson Colonial Pipeline. JBS. Iowa’s own DMACC?! Hacker-driven headlines can make the bad guys sound unstoppable. If ransomware... Read More →

5th Annual Iowa Rural Summit Registration is Open!

    June 21, 2021 For Immediate Release     Registration Opens for 2021 Iowa Rural Summit 5th Annual Gathering to Highlight Key Issues, Opportunities   CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Registration is open  for the fifth annual Iowa Rural Summit, to be held August 18-20 at the Hotel at Kirkwood... Read More →

Mount Ayr Day Care Awarded Power of Connection Grant

NR_04.08.21_Mount Ayr POC Grant News Release_FINAL   April 13, 2021 For Immediate Release   Mount Ayr Day Care Awarded Power of Connection Grant Center Relocation Assessment Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   MOUNT AYR, IA – For 24 years, the Ringgold County Child Care Center (RCCC) has been providing... Read More →

2021 Rural Summit Keynote Speakers Announced

                              A former Iowa legislator and a one-time Saturday Night Live cast member will serve as keynote bookends at the 2021 Iowa Rural Summit, set for August 18-20 at the Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. Helen... Read More →

Partners for Rural America 2020 Annual Report

See the work of all active state rural development councils in this 2020 annual report. Fast forward to Iowa and see what we wanted to highlight for the past year!! PRA 2020 Annual Report

IRDC March Zoominar – Making Rural Projects Happen

You can find the recording of the IRDC’s March “Zoominar” on our IRDC YouTube Channel. The presenter .ppt slide decks are below! Stanton Slides Maquoketa IRDC slides 3.26.21 Hot Air Brewing – 212 N. Maple – Creston, IA-1   Thanks to all who joined us and to our presenters!  Here... Read More →

IRDC March 17 Quarterly Zoom Meeting Now Available

IRDC’s quarterly meeting from March 2021, which featured Lt Governor Adam Gregg, attorney and TIF expert Bob Josten, ISU Extension and Outreach VP John Lawrence, and a host of IRDC members sharing their good news, is up and available for viewing. Go to the IRDC YouTube Channel to watch!

North Tama Telegraph Tells Dysart Grant Story   March 04, 2021 Power of Connection grant to benefit Dysart community DYSART NEWS MAR 4, 2021   Despite plenty of snow and freezing temperatures, construction of the new Little Knights Learning Center has been progressing steadily. Pictured is the site earlier in the month as walls were just... Read More →

Press Celebrates Clayton County Champion

[Note Iowa Rural Development Council/Power of Connection reference] Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock This is one in a series of articles highlighting the latest generation of innovators making a difference in our communities. Conservation director has passion for Clayton County, nature and being positive By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register It’s... Read More →