Updates

June 14, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about Pride Month, Juneteenth, the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention, rural resilience, and more.

June 07, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about the Remote Work Certificate course, the next Second Monday Live, the Rising Stars blog, and Read Across the Fair. He also shared a message in remembrance of Jim Harken.

June 01, 2021

John Lawrence shared information on preparing for a "normal" county fair season and planning for stakeholder reports. He also introduced our new equal opportunity specialist liaison and shared more notes.

May 24, 2021

John Lawrence shared an update from the expanding educational opportunities for youth initiative team. He also shared information about reviewing county action plans, evolving health and safety guidelines during the pandemic, and more notes.

May 17, 2021

John Lawrence shared an update on the eAccessibility Initiative and the Two-Way Scorecard Communication Tool, as well as a comment from the virtual suggestion box and more notes.

May 12, 2021

Recordings are available of the three COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions that ISU Extension and Outreach conducted in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa. Recordings are available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

May 10, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about how Extension Information Technology works behind the scenes to help ISU Extension and Outreach be successful. He also mentioned his first county visits and shared information about the Virtual Education Implementation Team survey and National Economic Development Week.

May 03, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. John Lawrence reminded staff that while they focus on Iowa's recovery, they also need to take care of themselves. He also shared information about the virtual suggestion box, university award recipients, and more.

April 30, 2021

John Lawrence will lift some of the system-wide COVID-19 restrictions for ISU Extension and Outreach, effective May 9.

April 26, 2021

John Lawrence shared comments regarding the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial and information about the Rising Stars Internship program, CYtation Award recipients, the ISU COVID-19 vaccination clinic, and more notes.

April 19, 2021

John Lawrence shared NIFA guidance regarding the appropriate collection of client ethnicity, race, and gender demographic information. He also shared an update from the food supply, safety, and access initiative team; information on pesticide safety recertification; and more notes.

April 12, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about our COVID-19 recovery statewide media campaign, the vaccine information sessions, his upcoming county visits, and more notes.

April 09, 2021

John Lawrence shared that ISU Extension and Outreach campus and county staff are eligible to participate in Iowa State's COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

April 05, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about Iowa's Nature Series publications, the second virtual education survey, the vaccine education initiative, and more notes.

April 01, 2021

The following individuals and teams received the Vice President’s COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards in February 2021. Review the recipients' award nominations and watch their ignite videos.

March 29, 2021

John Lawrence discussed the research-extension partnership. He also shared the March 22 town hall archive, information about the vaccine education initiative, and more notes.

March 29, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is a partner in offering vaccine education in Iowa.  John Lawrence shared dates for upcoming information sessions for staff and for all Iowans.

March 22, 2021

John Lawrence shared his plans for county visits, President Wintersteen's statement of care, continuing the mask mandate for ISU Extension and Outreach, and other notes.

March 15, 2021

John Lawrence shared thoughts about our pandemic year and answered Annual Conference follow-up questions. He also shared information from the Financial Security I-team and the Virtual Education Implementation Team.

March 08, 2021

John Lawrence shared how the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching is meeting and advocating virtually this year. He also shared information about the National Urban Extension Leaders Virtual National Extension Summit, Open for Iowa, and more notes.

March 01, 2021

John Lawrence shared information on the county budget process, the annual report, COVID-19 vaccinations, and more notes.

February 22, 2021

John Lawrence shared an update from the Reviving the Economy I-Team, Conversations with Councils, Open for Iowa, and more notes.

February 15, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about the Iowa Legislative insider, IECA Conference, Open for Iowa, OLLI, and more notes.

February 08, 2021

John Lawrence shared thoughts about George Washington Carver's achievements and announced the recipients of COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards.

Read Across Iowa.
February 01, 2021

John Lawrence shared information about the Read Across Iowa celebration, travel for extension professionals, a workshop related to the "reviving the economy" iniative, and more.

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