Updates

June 27, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the state 4-H conference and 4-H organizational fundamentals. He also provided updates on the Community Visioning Program, inclusive language, the county website transition, and taking care of each other during county fair season.

June 13, 2022

John Lawrence provided an update from the Reviving the Iowa Economy I-Team and the MOU Renewal Committee. He also shared information about Juneteenth and more notes.

June 07, 2022

John Lawrence announced that he will retire in 2023. He also shared information on helping families under stress, shipping rate increases for the Extension Store, Pride Month, and more notes.

May 31, 2022

John Lawrence announced the 2023-2026 MOU Renewal Committee. He also shared 2021 ANR by the Numbers and congratulated Donna Donald on her retirement after 48 years with ISU Extension and Outreach.

May 23, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the 2022 Military Family Readiness Academy learning opportunity in June. He also provided an update on the Two-Way Scorecard county reports.

May 16, 2022

John Lawrence shared an update on ISU Extension and Outreach's eAccessibility Initiative, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and more notes.

May 09, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the Rising Star Internship program, ISU Extension and Outreach Diversity Ambassadors, and President Wendy Wintersteen's report, Innovation in Overdrive.

May 02, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the new County Jobs website, recovery by county, university award recipients, and more.

April 25, 2022

John Lawrence shared Human Sciences Extension and Outreach resources to help Iowans save money and reduce food waste. He also discussed Iowa State's response to highly pathogenic avian influenza, and recovery by county.

April 18, 2022

John Lawrence wished everyone a happy ISU Extension and Outreach Week. He also share information about the IGNITE Innovation Showcase, the Community and Economic Development director position, the Two-Way Scorecard deadline extension, recovery by county, and more notes.

April 11, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. He also provided updates on the MOU Renewal Committee, recovery by county, and more notes.

April 04, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the 4-H Career Pathways Academy, a new college and career readiness program. He also provided updates on the spring Two-Way Scorecard Communication Tool, helping food pantries, recovery by county, and more notes.

March 28, 2022

John Lawrence shared a video message of his appreciation for extension professionals. He also provided an update on planning and zoning workshops, recovery by county, and more notes.

March 21, 2022

John Lawrence shared information from the Operations 2021 Year in Review. He also provided updates on recovery by county and more notes.

March 14, 2022

John Lawrence shared the video from our 2022 Annual Conference. He also provided updates on the statewide FY2020 audit, WorkFlex, and recovery by county, and more notes.

March 07, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about our Program Development and Evaluation unit. He also provided updates on highly pathogenic avian influenza, CARET, and recovery by county, and more notes.

March 01, 2022

John Lawrence shared steps for making a gift to ISU Extension and Outreach as part of Iowa State's Forever True Day 24-hour online giving celebration.

February 28, 2022

John Lawrence discussed the work underway on Iowa State's new strategic plan. He also shared information about the 2021 ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Report, recovery by county, and our annual conference.

February 21, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about ISU Extension and Outreach Week, April 18–23. He also provided updates on the child care initiative team, recovery by county, the virtual suggestion box, and more notes.

February 14, 2022

John Lawrence discussed the IGNITE Innovation Showcase. He also shared information about recovery by county, the initiatives overall, and more notes.

February 07, 2022

John Lawrence discussed the Iowa Legislative Insider and the role of the Iowa Extension Council Association. He also shared information on council nomination filing deadlines, recovery by county, and more notes.

January 31, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the Master Conservationist program, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion opportunities, an Equal Opportunity staffing change, recovery by county, and January 31 organizational deadlines for county offices.

January 28, 2022

For nearly two years ISU Extension and Outreach has been adjusting and readjusting to COVID-19, and the situation continues to change. As our organization continues to focus on Iowa's recovery, John Lawrence asked that we remember to take care of ourselves and each other.

Together for Tomorrow, 2022 Annual Conference.
January 26, 2022

Our 2022 ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Conference is March 7-8 in Ames. Visit the Annual Conference website for more information, including the agenda and registration details.

January 24, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about our initiative core teams, the mental health initiative, and recovery by county, as well as more notes.

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