AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state.
For information about events in your county, contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office.
“The challenges of the past year changed how ISU Extension and Outreach serves Iowans, but not why: We want a strong Iowa. We are here for you now and always,” said John Lawrence, vice president for extension and outreach.
“Our extension specialists and county staff have learned how to convert existing in-person education to virtual education and create new virtual programming. We are prepared to deliver in-person programming when possible, with appropriate distancing and precautions for everyone’s health and safety. We will continue finding new ways to deliver research-based education and information to Iowans,” Lawrence said.
“We are focused on Iowa’s recovery with initiatives addressing the economy; financial security; food supply, safety, and access; educational opportunities for youth; mental health; and access to high quality child care. Throughout the state, extension councils and extension professionals will be delivering research-based education and information to best meet local needs,” Lawrence said.
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of the federal Cooperative Extension Service — a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, including Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serving communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.