Updates

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.

Looking inward, reaching out, Annual Conference 2021.
February 01, 2021

Registration is now open for our 2021 Annual Conference on Tuesday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The virtual conference is open to everyone in ISU Extension and Outreach. The theme is Looking Inward, Reaching Out.

January 25, 2021

John Lawrence shared updates from the Virtual Education Implementation Team, Open for Iowa, the county fair season, and more notes.

January 19, 2021

John Lawrence clarified his expectations regarding use of face coverings in ISU Extension and Outreach.

January 19, 2021

All extension staff with reporting duties will be using MyData by October 2021, and John Lawrence provided an update on the continuing rollout. He also shared information about COVID-19 vaccines and other updates.

January 11, 2021

John Lawrence shared information on joining the COVID-19 Recovery Initiative listservs, the University COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards, changes in the university's CyBox storage quota plans, and more notes.

January 11, 2021

John Lawrence announced that he is removing the limitations on the number of attendees at extension events effective January 25.

January 04, 2021

John Lawrence noted that the county stakeholder reports are filled with examples of how ISU Extension and Outreach has been building a #StrongIowa. He also shared information about ESP Friends of Extension award nominations; our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; new mileage rates; and more.

December 21, 2020

In the last Monday Update of 2020, John Lawrence says thank you and happy holidays and shares some notes as we look forward to the new year.

December 17, 2020

John Lawrence said that attendance limits for programs and events and the mask mandate continue for ISU Extension and Outreach.

December 14, 2020

John Lawrence noted that there were 120 nominations for COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards. He also shared the Real Connections, Caring Hearts video, the summary of the well-being survey, and more information.

December 10, 2020

John Lawrence said that in keeping with the governor's proclamation, attendance limits will continue on extension indoor and outdoor programs and events. The mask mandate for ISU Extension and Outreach also will continue.

December 07, 2020

John Lawrence discusses engagement in the winter area-wide meetings and beyond. He also shares a new Conversations with Councils video and information about the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance, the 4-H strategic plan, and other notes.

November 23, 2020

In ISU Extension and Outreach the spirit of thanksgiving is evident every day as extension professionals throughout the state work together to serve Iowans.

November 17, 2020

John Lawrence discussed Governor Reynolds' latest proclamation and announced a mask mandate for ISU Extension and Outreach.

November 16, 2020

John Lawrence asked staff to take a survey regarding the stressors impacting ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shared information about the MyData rollout, COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards, Excellence in Extension grants, and more notes.

November 11, 2020

John Lawrence shares key points regarding how the guidelines in Governor Reynolds’ November 10 proclamation impact ISU Extension and Outreach events.

November 10, 2020

Vice President Lawrence's COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program will acknowledge and celebrate individuals and teams of our colleagues who have gone above and beyond to educate and inform Iowans during the pandemic.

November 09, 2020

John Lawrence shared resources that can help improve wellbeing and discussed the importance of following Open for Iowa guidance. He also announced that Brenda Allen will be the new manager of ISU Extension and Outreach Professional Development, and shared more notes.

November 02, 2020

John Lawrence shares updated organizational charts, information about award nominations, county initiative priorities, and more notes.

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