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ISU Extension: Helping You Become Your Best

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These articles are from the ISU Extension 2005 Annual Report.


Advancing Iowa’s economic vitality has been and continues to be a focus for Iowa State University Extension — from helping manufacturers increase productivity, to guiding farmers in developing value-added agribusiness ventures, to educating families so they can gain greater control of their current spending and provide for their long-term financial security. See examples of the many ways ISU Extension is helping you become your best.


Positive Differences for Iowa Communities

Extension’s Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant projects and program coordinators have created positive resources and built foundations for future outreach in Sioux City and Perry.


Finishing Cattle Can Be Profitable

Extension’s Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) program provides research information to consigners and feedlots and also stimulates the area’s economy.


Visualize What a Community Can Be

The Fort Madison Downtown Visualization project consortium expects to rally the community around economic development planning with assistance from ISU Extension and state-of-the-art GIS-based software.


Special Olympics National Games to Showcase Iowa

Obvious community support and economic benefits will surround an event being planned by ISU Extension’s University Conference Services (UCS). The first Special Olympics USA National Games is coming to Ames in July 2006.


Shooting Sports Programs Emphasize Education, Safety

Extension’s fastest growing 4-H program is Safety and Education in Shooting Sports. Certified volunteers lead shooting programs in more than half of Iowa’s counties.


Industries Save Energy

Iowa industries experience meaningful growth through ISU Extension efforts to help them optimize energy savings. Extension’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), in partnership with the Iowa Energy Center and the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), provides educational materials and services to manufacturers.


Learn about ISU Extension’s Program Areas


Review ISU Extension’s Financial Report

ISU Extension’s financial report for FY2005 is available. (This is a pdf file. You will need Acrobat Reader to download this file.)


See ISU Extension’s 2005 Annual Report for more examples of how ISU Extension is advancing Iowa’s economic vitality and improving quality of life.



Contacts :

Laura Sternweis, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu