We Are Everywhere for Iowans

January 2015

2014 ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Report


Iowa State University tends to do things first. We were the first land-grant university, and the first in the nation to engage citizens and begin Extension and Outreach, over a hundred years ago. And we know Iowa’s people and places. With about 1,000 faculty and staff all across the state, we are everywhere – for all Iowans.


In 2014 we celebrated the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation that created the national Cooperative Extension System. And here in Iowa we looked forward, asking our partners for their perspectives and asking young people to share their vision for the future.


Iowans want to learn and share, because education and partnerships are how we solve problems and prepare for the future. Iowa State University is your lifelong partner. We are honored to serve our fellow Iowans. We are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Cathann Kress


Cathann Kress, Vice President for Extension and Outreach


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