ISU Extension and Outreach Week highlights information, education, programs available to all Iowans

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Altoona, IA (April 7, 2021) – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach week will be held April 12-17. ISU Extension in Polk County and it’s 99 county partners will highlight the important role ISU Extension plays in building a strong Iowa. The weeklong observance will highlight the research-based resources and education available to residents along with stories of success from the past year.
“It is no secret that the last year changed how ISU Extension and Outreach served Iowans in Polk County. However our goal remained the same: to build a strong Iowa regardless of a pandemic, natural disaster, or any other obstacle that Iowans may face. We are here for them now and always,” said Paul Gibbins, regional director for ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County.
“Additionally, this pivot not only affected the Iowans we served, but impacted us as staff. Like many other organizations, we had to adapt how we served. I’m extremely proud of the Extension professionals that preservered during such challenging times, and I look forward to sharing some of our successes and upcoming initiatives during ISU Extension and Outreach Week.”
ISU Extension Week in Polk County
Follow ISU Extension in Polk County on Facebook (@isueopolk) or Twitter (@ISUExtPolk) throughout the week of April 12 to learn about their recent successes and upcoming initiatives including:

  • New Spanish language ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County Facebook page found @ExtensionEnEspanolPolk
  • Depth and breadth of Spanish language programs and other programs that serve underrepresented populations
  • COVID-19 Recovery initatives that will help Iowans address mental health and improve financial security;
  • Latest information on how to get involved with the Polk County Master Gardener Program
  • Highlights from the Polk County 4-H program and much more!

About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County
For over 100 years ISU Extension in Polk County has provided locally relevant research-based information and programs for people of all ages to engage in a variety of learning experiences. These educational experiences fall under four program areas:

  • 4-H and youth development
  • health and well-being
  • agriculture and natural resources; and
  • community and economic development

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.

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