Archived Conversations with Councils

Conversations with Council Members - September 2018 - Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence gives a shout out to the JUNTOS program, discusses Vice President Visits and offers resources to assist Iowans during the downturn in the farm economy. Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President for County Services, discusses upcoming bookkeeper trainings on the Iowa State University campus.

Conversations with Council Members - May 2018 - Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence offers tips on recruiting candidates for this year’s council elections. He and Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President for County Services, also discuss upcoming visits around the state, the American Life Insurance policy, bookkeepers training, end-of-year budget responsibilities, county fair season, 4-H Day at the Iowa State Fair, and the ISU solar car Sun Run 2018.

Conversations with Council Members - February 2018 - Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence and Assistant Vice President for County Services Robert Dodds are visiting in front of Rose Frantzen's painting called "Do You Know What's Inside This Flower? George Washington Carver Mentors a Young Henry A. Wallace." Watch as they discuss annual conference, legislative day, stakeholder reports and more.

Conversations with Council Members - September 2017 - Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence and Assistant Vice President for County Services Robert Dodds are on the Iowa State campus as students come back for the fall semester. Watch as they discuss program planning, budgets, centennials and more.

Conversations with Council Members - June 2017 - Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence and Assistant Vice President for County Services Robert Dodds discuss the county fair MOU, financial management training, generators at State Fair and insurance policy changes.

Conversations with Council Members - January 2017 - Cathann Kress, ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach, and Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President for County Services, explain what to expect from “Conversations with Council Members.” In this message they discuss “Guide to Success: Let Your Journey Begin,” the County Services Newsletter, and county stakeholder reports. They also show the new council member pin and announce the dates for the 2017 annual conference.