April 08, 2020

John Lawrence shares a letter about our commitment to serving Iowans, a list of experts, gardening resources, and more.

April 07, 2020

John Lawrence shared information about a new Iowa Concern PSA, Zoom upgrade, eXtension, and a DYK webinar.

April 03, 2020

John Lawrence share's the Governor's proclamation extending closures, Iowa State's extension of cancelations, and EIT tech support.

April 02, 2020

John Lawrence shares resources for families with children and an ISU student wellness video, and asks for patience with the EIT hotline, which is short on staff.

social distancing.
March 31, 2020

John Lawrence shared the ISU social distancing campaign, President Wintersteen's town hall recorded message, and updates on Annual Conference and county benefits.

March 27, 2020

John Lawrence shared an opportunity and challenge from IDALS, professional development from EDEN, a resource from USDA and an update from EIT.

March 26, 2020

John Lawrence shared the recording of his March 25 Town Hall meeting, a resource for county data for COVID-19 impact planning and other updates.

March 25, 2020

John Lawrence shared the new MyExtension homepage, a video about the impact of COVID-19 on the rural economy, information on the National Action Dialogue - Community Based Programming, and a survey from the Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council.


March 24, 2020

Happy Ag Day! Amid all the uncertainty and rapidly changing public health crisis, let’s take a moment to appreciate agriculture, farmers and those who work in the food and natural resource sectors. They are essential to keeping food on our shelves and ensuring that our local economies thrive.

March 23, 2020

John Lawrence thanks everyone for outstanding work responding to COVID-19 and the changes it has caused in our extension programming and personal lives. He will have another town hall on March 25 and also shares professional development opportunities.

March 23, 2020

Following the guidance from Governor Reynolds and President Wintersteen, John Lawrence strongly encourages anyone who traveled out of state recently to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

March 20, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, think of your work-life balance and of staying mentally and physically healthy for yourself, your family and your community.

March 19, 2020

John Lawrence shared information on video technology, Wi-Fi access for ISU students, and resources for stressful times.

March 18, 2020

John Lawrence shared that ISU Extension and Outreach face-to-face activities are canceled, postponed or virtualized through May 9. He also shared guidance for councils on working remotely and office management, and examples of ISU Extension and Outreach quick response to changing news.

March 17, 2020

John Lawrence discussed the virtual town hall meeting, options for councils, extension signage, and other updates. The message includes links to the virtual town hall archive recording and Recap of Priority Questions.

March 17, 2020

John Lawrence shared information regarding ISU Extension and Outreach employees working from home effective today and until further notice.

March 16, 2020

Daily update from John Lawrence: guiding principles; postponing, canceling or virtualizing meetings; other updates

March 15, 2020

John Lawrence shared President Wintersteen's follow-up message on in-state travel restrictions and what these restrictions mean for ISU Extension and Outreach.

March 14, 2020

John Lawrence shared President Wintersteen's message regarding canceling non-essential travel and what this means for ISU Extension and Outreach.

March 13, 2020

John Lawrence offers suggestions to county offices that may be hosting ISU students using Wi-Fi for online classes and discusses emergency planning related to COVID-19.

March 12, 2020

The Iowa Extension Council Association Conference, set for March 28, has been cancelled. The conference will not be rescheduled and there will not be a virtual option.

March 11, 2020

John Lawrence announced that the 2020 Annual Conference will be held virtually. He also shared guidelines, given concerns regarding COVID-19, for deciding whether to hold or cancel extension educational offering and events across the state.

February 27, 2020

John Lawrence and Andrea Nelson announced the reassignment of existing regional directors to the newly formed regions and have identified those regions that will have a search for a new director. 

February 14, 2020

Registration is now open for our 2020 Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 1. The theme is Defining Your Success. Annual Conference is open to everyone in ISU Extension and Outreach. Please join us.

Structured for Success map showing final regional boundaries.
January 29, 2020

On Jan. 29, 2020, John Lawrence provided an update on implementing Structured for Success and shared the map with final regional boundaries (Feb. 7, 2020 - map updated with all counties' model choices).


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