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Acting in Catalytic Ways

Cindy Danielson

ISU Extension and Outreach acts in catalytic ways — creating opportunities and building relationships. We bring the right people together to move Iowa forward. For example, Cindy Danielson, general manager of Hy-Capacity Inc. in Humboldt, explains how ISU Extension and Outreach, through CIRAS, improved the layout of the plant, provided training and connected the company with answers to their specific issues.

ISU Extension and Outreach partners with West Liberty Economic Area Development (WE-LEAD). Executive Director Karen Lathrop tells how the partnership focuses on the local business base, works with small entrepreneurs as well as larger companies and supports rural economic development.

The Northeast Iowa Farm to School program connects schools with their local agricultural communities. Part of the program involves engaging high school students as farm-to-school educators. These older students teach younger students about local foods. Watch the video about these efforts.

This article appeared in January 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter