About ISU Extension and Outreach


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves its state.

ISU Extension and Outreach’s Fundamental Principles

  • Our core purpose is to engage citizens through research‐based educational programs. We extend the resources of Iowa State University across our state.
  • We accomplish our goals by developing diverse and meaningful partnerships.
  • Through our purpose and partnerships, we increase the ability of Iowans to make informed decisions by applying relevant, needs‐driven resources, to create significant impact in our state.

Vice President for Extension and Outreach

Read the latest From Cathann Kress: Newsletter from the Vice President for Extension and Outreach

Making a Difference for Iowans

ISU Extension and Outreach is focused on

Programs Aligned with ISU Colleges

We deliver on our purpose through program areas aligned with Iowa State University colleges:

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