ISU Extension and Outreach is reopening county offices to the public. This letter from Vice President John Lawrence describes steps we have taken to protect our staff, faculty, and the public. It also explains how we continue to develop and engage in alternate ways of bringing research-based education to all Iowans.

John Lawrence giving a presentation
Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence provides leadership for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This 99 county campus connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. To request that Vice President Lawrence attend your virtual event, contact Mica Redenius, administrative specialist for the vice president, at or 515-294-6675.

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July 6, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information about returning to campus, materials discussed during the July 1 town hall, the upcoming Second Monday Live, Open for Iowa, and area-wide meetings.

June 29, 2020

Debra Sellers shares information about our efforts to make ISU Extension and Outreach more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to better serve all Iowans. She also shares information on the Governor's emergency declaration and an update from Open for Iowa.

June 25, 2020

John Lawrence says the Vice President for Extension and Outreach Tuition Assistance Program will continue the current policy of reimbursing employees for tuition to Iowa State as well as other institutions.

June 22, 2020

Debra Sellers thanks councils for their continuing partnership and shares updates from the Virtual Education Task Force, Open for Iowa, President Wintersteen, and more.

June 16, 2020

John Lawrence shares information pertaining to county fair 4-H experiences.

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