Extension News

One Year Later, Extension Regions Thrive

Map of ISU Extension regions

5/7/2010

AMES, Iowa -- One year after Iowa State University Extension announced its restructuring plan, 20 regional extension education directors and their county extension councils are working together to assess local needs and coordinate ISU Extension educational programs in their regions. Follow the links below to news stories about regional activities and video clips with the regional directors.

Extension’s Region 1 Is Developing HR Training for Farmers, Heronemus Says
(Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties)

The Future Is Collaboration in Region 2, Janssen Says
(Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Winnebago Counties)

New Master Gardener Program in Region 3, Hall Says
(Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth Counties)

Youth Are Leading Healthy Change in Region 4, Ranum Says
(Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties)

Family Storyteller Program Reaches Hispanic Families in Region 5, McGill Says
(Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury Counties)

Look to ISU Extension to Fill ‘Immediate’ Needs in Region 6, Chizek Says
(Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Pocahontas and Sac Counties)

Healthy Communities Need Small Businesses in Region 7, Patton Says
(Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright Counties)

New 4-H Clubs, Local Foods Generate Enthusiasm in Region 8, Wrage Says
(Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story Counties)

Opportunities Are Evolving in Region 9, Ricks Says
(Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy and Tama Counties)

New Clubs, More Coordination Grow 4-H in Region 10, Fischer Says
(Benton, Jones and Linn Counties)

County Lines Blur in Region 11, Bearinger Says
(Dubuque, Jackson and Delaware Counties)

Region 12 Focuses on Increased Communication, Torneten Says
(Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie and Shelby Counties)

Extension Councils ‘Roll up Sleeves,’ Find Opportunities in Region 13, Hertel Says
(Dallas, Polk and Warren Counties)

4-H Youth Programs Benefit from Collaboration in Region 14, Dunn Says
(Jasper, Mahaska, Marion and Poweshiek Counties)

Counties Pleased with Early Success in Region 15, Mohling Says
(Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington Counties)

Counties in Region 16 Are Finding Their Way, Owen Says
(Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties)

Region 17 Moves Beyond County Lines, Ladd Says
(Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, East Pottawattamie and West Pottawattamie Counties)

Sustaining Strong Leaders Is Long-Term Goal in Region 18, Deppe Says
(Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor and Union Counties)

Extension Education Is First Priority in Region 19, Henderson Says
(Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne Counties)

Tough Times Bring Good Things in Region 20, Dodds Says
(Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa Counties)

To learn more about ISU Extension programs, contact any regional extension education director or visit the ISU Extension website, www.extension.iastate.edu/.

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Contacts :
Sherry Glenn, Director of Field Operations, 515-294-0013, sglenn@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu