As we promised a few weeks ago, today we launch our new ISU Extension and Outreach branded apparel offering and ordering system. Effective today, you may order your extension clothing items, along with any other branded merchandise you may want, via the Extension Store: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15805. You will need to log in with your NetID to view apparel and other promotional items. While the ordering system will give you the option of paying by credit card, check/money order, or ISU Worktag, branded clothing should be purchased using personal funds.
This change comes in direct response to feedback from staff, who asked for a wider variety of apparel options and price points (good, better, best), a greater range of available sizes, try-on closets, and a smoother fulfillment experience. Your first opportunity for a sneak peek at some new options will be at our ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Conference on March 7, where the Extension Store will host a sample table over the lunch hour.
If you ordered branded clothing items from the previous virtual storefront before midnight, February 26, your order will be fulfilled. For any questions about pending orders, you can contact email@example.com.
For any questions on the new extension branded apparel options and ordering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our 2022 ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Report is available for your use. You can view it as a webpage or download the pdf. The report shows our adult and youth direct educational exchanges with Iowans by county as well as through statewide and regional educational events. It also includes some highlights from our program areas and financial information. You can use the annual report along with your stakeholder report to share how ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.
- Our statewide audience assessment will remain open through Friday, March 31. Please continue to share the survey (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/survey) with Iowans – including students, young adults, older adults, parents, elected officials, farmers, business owners, educators, community partners, new residents – so we can reach a solid cross-section of the state. Resources and ideas to help you share the survey are available on MyExtension. Thanks again for helping with this effort, so we all can be more effective in engaging all Iowans.
- Learn about ISU Extension and Outreach Week resources during a webinar March 1 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Your advancement specialists will talk about the resources, which have been added to MyExtension. In addition, extension professionals from several counties will share their successes from previous years and you will have the opportunity to share your engagement ideas with your colleagues.
- As today’s update has shown, many of us spend much of our day, every day, connected by technology. The National Day of Unplugging on Friday, March 3, offers the challenge to take a 24-hour technology break beginning at sunset. If you’re not ready for the 24-hour challenge, consider taking an hour or so to do something "screen free" with your colleagues or on your own during the day on Friday.
John D. Lawrence
Vice President for Extension and Outreach