(facilitated by Sandra Burke, Dr. Cynthia Fletcher, Liesl Eathington, Glennda Bivens, Marybeth Foster, and Bailey Hanson) Poverty measures are important indicators used for Extension planning and programming. This webinar will focus on poverty measures, guidelines, thresholds, and data and discuss what the measures and guidelines are, where we get the information, how to use them, and what the recent trends show. Participants will work with data examples from Iowa's counties and communities and learn about when the specific poverty measures may be used most appropriately. A handbook and guide to download and use during the webinar will be available a few days ahead of the webinar. A trends report will also be available.