Area-Wide Quarterly Meetings

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is dividing the state into five areas for quarterly meeting purposes only. This is not a reorganization, and it is not another administrative layer. The boundaries may shift over time and after the Structured for Success committee’s work is complete.

  • Five areas have been proposed for meeting purposes, as shown on the map, below.
  • Each area will hold three, quarterly, all-staff, face-to-face meetings every state fiscal year.
  • Annual Conference will serve as the fourth quarterly meeting for everyone in ISU Extension and Outreach.  

Late Fall 2019 meetings

Dates and locations

  • Southwest: November 26, Cass County Community Center, Atlantic.
  • Southeast: December 2, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Cambridge Building, Fairfield.
  • Northwest: December 5, Aurelia Community Center, Aurelia.
  • Northeast: December 6, location to be determined.
  • Central: December 11, Bayer Crop Science, Huxley Learning Center, 1551 Highway 210, Huxley.

Materials from Previous Meetings

Map: Areas for Meeting Purposes

area-wide meeting map.

The proposed areas and the regions they include are:

  • Northwest area with regions 1, 2, 5, 6
  • Northeast area with regions 3, 4, 9, 11
  • Southeast area with regions 10, 15, 16, 19, 20
  • Southwest area with regions 12, 17, 18
  • Central area with regions 7, 8, 13, 14

Goals for Area-Wide Meetings

  • Improve internal communication throughout ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary and multi-county programming.
  • Strengthen relationships with colleagues.
  • More closely align vision and mission throughout our organization. 

See the Plans for Area-Wide, All-Staff Quarterly Meetings (pdf) to review the overall objectives, actions and expectations.