Quick Facts

Every year more than 1 million people directly benefit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs, and we connect with millions more online. We’re building a strong Iowa.

  • For every $1 invested in Buy Eat Live Healthy nutrition education, $2.48 is saved in future health care costs – helping parents raise healthy kids.
  • We provide skills training for community leaders, local government officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, and volunteers to help sustain Iowa communities for the future.
  • We help farmers connect through peer networks, increasing the success of farm businesses.
  • 4-H builds skills in young people so they’re ready for college and careers.
  • We teach foodservice workers how to handle food safely, so Iowans don’t get sick.
  • Crop Advantage education helps producers better manage operating margins and improve farm business efficiency.
  • We collaborate with communities to support local food systems, including urban farms, food hubs, and public market feasibility studies.
  • Iowa’s 945 cities better understand their financial performance with our customized socioeconomic and fiscal information.
  • Our education, research, and job training support Iowa’s $420 million grape and wine industry.

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January 2018