The really big scissors cut the bright red ribbon and it was official: ISU Extension in Carroll County was home -- in a new office at 1205 West Highway 30 in the Crouse Crossings building. Extension celebrated the grand opening June 1, with the ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Extension education director Dennis Molitor says moving the office near the crossroads of Highways 71 and 30 symbolizes ISU Extension being at the crossroads of expanding educational programs.
While developing a five-year strategic plan, the Carroll County Extension Council invited county residents to complete a survey and participate in a visioning meeting to identify priorities. The needs identified included economic development, business productivity, building families and youth opportunities.
“Responding to the needs identified will provide opportunities to develop new partnerships and expand our client base,” Molitor said.