AMES, Iowa -- Throughout Iowa, Iowa State University Extension supports economic growth and works to improve quality of life by encouraging business development, helping to create jobs and expanding entrepreneurial activity, according to Jack Payne, vice president for extension and outreach.
Extension's participation in more than 300 projects throughout the state is described in a new report prepared for the Iowa General Assembly that highlights a sampling of major projects and in a Web site that lists projects in every county in the state.
Additional information is available on each of these projects from the contact persons listed on the Web site, and from the regional extension education directors in each of Iowa's 20 extension regions.
“In these trying economic times, improving the quality of life in Iowa continues to be at the heart of ISU Extension’s work,” Payne said. “We continue to team up with individuals and agencies across the state to provide meaningful learning opportunities with science-based research.”
Highlighted projects are listed by county in news releases that were distributed in each region, linked below.
Region 1, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties
Region 2, Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Winnebago Counties
Region 3, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth Counties
Region 4, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties
Region 5, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury Counties
Region 6, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Pocahontas and Sac Counties
Region 7, Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright Counties
Region 8, Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story Counties
Region 9, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy and Tama Counties
Region 10, Benton, Jones and Linn Counties
Region 11, Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson Counties
Region 12, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie and Shelby Counties
Region 13, Dallas, Polk and Warren Counties
Region 14, Jasper, Mahaska, Marion and Poweshiek Counties
Region 15, Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington Counties
Region 16, Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties
Region 17, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, and East and West Pottawattamie Counties
Region 18, Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Union and Taylor Counties
Region 19, Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne Counties
Region 20, Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa Counties
Jacy Johnson, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-5672,