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Extension’s new ‘house’ strengthens families and youth programs

Nancy Franz

Extension’s programs for families and youth have been like two houses built side by side, according to Nancy Franz, the new associate dean for ISU Extension and Outreach for Families and 4-H Youth. “We’ve been good neighbors for many years, and both houses are in good shape. But in today’s market, having one house makes more sense.”

One of Franz’ tasks is to develop the blueprint for blending extension educational programs that strengthen families with 4-H youth development efforts that build leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills in youth.

This article appeared in December 2010 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter