Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach puts the university's research to work throughout the state. Contact the Delaware County Office to find out more!
Extension employees and volunteers know the positive life changes that occur because of Extension education. We hear it from our clients and see it in Iowa communities and businesses.
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- Each year nearly a million people directly benefit from Extension and Outreach educational programs.
- More than a million people connect with Extension and Outreach through websites and online educational materials and courses.
- Companies who worked with the Center for Industrial Research and Service last year reported making $46 million in new investments and creating or retaining more than 5,600 jobs.
- Extension and Outreach community and economic development specialists provide training and build skills each year for more than 40,000 community leaders, local government officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, and volunteers.
- More than 6,000 Iowans participated in Extension and Outreach meetings and webinars and called our hotlines and specialists for updates on crop, livestock, and horticulture issues related to the 2012 drought. Our drought response will continue, as we look ahead to 2013 and anticipate Iowans’ needs for their farms, families, businesses, and communities.
- Nearly 2,000 child care providers improved their nutrition skills so they can help children learn to eat more fruits and vegetables and increase their physical activity, which helps Iowa become a healthier state overall.
- About 17,000 Iowans volunteer with Extension and Outreach, increasing our capacity throughout the state.
- More than 105,000 youth participate in 4-H programs. That’s one in five Iowa school-age youth.
- Extension and Outreach builds science, technology, engineering, and math skills in Iowa’s young people. Extension and Outreach programs engage Iowa youth in STEM activities and 4-H projects ranging from environmental stewardship to polymer experiments and DNA extraction.