Scott Timm is an ISU Extension community economic development specialist working with the city of Fairfield on sustainability issues.
As part of WE-LEAD, we’ve been working a lot with our downtown, trying to make sure that we keep the storefronts filled, and making sure that they look appealing to people that want to bring their business to our town.
When severe weather two days before the county fair resulted in extensive property and crop damage, ISU Extension and Outreach took action, dealing with immediate clean-up, as well as bringing together farmers to discuss the crop and livestock situation and emergency programs available.
In conservation, it starts with relationships, helping people understand that this is not a short-term business; this is a long-term business.
People from 14 states contributed handmade squares to “yarn bomb” an Ames building. ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Jennifer Drinkwater explains the result: Intertwine, public art that engages Iowans.
“Cook This!” is part of 4-H healthy living education from ISU Extension and Outreach. Youth develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on activities as they taste and prepare new flavors.
When Iowa students build financial literacy skills, they’re better prepared to make wise financial decisions for their future in an increasingly complex world.
ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.
The Living (well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise Program — known as LIFE — introduces older adults to exergaming, video games that integrate game play with physical activity.
4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.