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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September 21, 2020

John Lawrence comments on the action planning process at the virtual area-wide meetings.

September 14, 2020

Topics include the upcoming area-wide meetings, the monthly program update from the leadership team, and Open for Iowa information about programming food restrictions being lifted.

September 8, 2020

John Lawrence shares his thoughts on returning to ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shares updates on transforming our organization, Open for Iowa, and more.

August 31, 2020

Topics include Debra Sellers transitioning back to her Human Sciences role, an invitation to the area-wide meetings, registration for the Office Professionals Conference, and more.

August 24, 2020

Topics include a video message from John Lawrence on planning for recovery, resources to assist after the derecho, the announcement of the new Director of Operations, and more.

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