Updates

January 30, 2023

John Lawrence shared information about the change in leadership for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. He also discussed Black History Month, George Washington Carver Day, the climate survey, and more.

January 23, 2023

John Lawrence shared information from the Operations 2022 year in review. He also provided an update on extension apparel, announced the 2023 Extension Leadership Academy cohort, and shared more notes.

January 20, 2023

John Lawrence invites you to the 2023 ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Conference: Honor Our Past, Celebrate Our Present, Embrace Our Future. The conference is March 6-7 in Ames.

January 17, 2023

John Lawrence discussed the 2022 county stakeholder reports. He also shared information about the Extension Council Conference, policies regarding personal political advocacy, and more notes.

January 09, 2023

John Lawrence provided an update on the statewide audience assessment. He also shared information about DEI professional development opportunities, George Washington Carver Day, and more notes.

January 03, 2023

John Lawrence discussed how councils are preparing for a new year of providing access to ISU Extension and Outreach education and resources in their counties. He also shared a virtual education technology tip and more notes.

December 21, 2022

John Lawrence welcomed Jason Henderson, vice president-elect for extension and outreach. He also shared his focus for the coming months.

December 21, 2022

Jason Henderson's appointment as the next vice president for extension and outreach was announced December 21. Following the announcement, Vice President-Elect Henderson sent a message to all extension staff and council members.

December 19, 2022

John Lawrence commented on our recovery initiatives, our thanks to those who engaged with us, and the importance of relationships. He also shared notes on several topics.

December 12, 2022

John Lawrence shared initial data from the 2022 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Climate Survey and more notes.

December 05, 2022

John Lawrence discussed the importance of collecting race, ethnicity, and gender demographic data. He also shared an update on using technology to tell our story and more notes.

November 28, 2022

John Lawrence discussed what it means to report impact for USDA NIFA and ISU Extension and Outreach. He also shared information about the 2023 Women Impacting ISU calendar, County Civil Rights Training, Two-Way Scorecard statewide data, and Iowa State's United Way campaign.

November 21, 2022

John Lawrence discussed the Rising Star Internship program for 2023 and shared several more notes.

November 14, 2022

John Lawrence shared updates from the Mental Health I-team, CPM, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He also shared information about the “Attitude of Gratitude” office team challenge and additional paid holidays for state employees, and more notes.

November 07, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the 4-H THRIVE Retreat. He also shared updates on annual conference and awards, a virtual education tech tip, and more notes.

October 31, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about “Open for All: Pathways to Inclusion.” He also shared an update on the Climate Smart Research & Innovation Roundtable and more notes.

October 24, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the first cohort of the Land Stewardship Leadership Academy. He also provided updates on the open forums for the vice president candidates and more notes.

October 17, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about programs that counties can use to connect with local businesses. He also provided an update on an upcoming civil rights webinar and more notes.

October 10, 2022

John Lawrence shared an update from the child care initiative team. He also provided information about County Services Awards and the United Way campaign and more notes.

October 03, 2022

John Lawrence shared an update as our organization begins its second year using MyData. He also provided information about the new CED director, a virtual education tech tip, an update on the Two-Way Scorecard, and more notes.

September 26, 2022

John Lawrence wrote about the ISU Extension and Outreach Leadership Academy and leadership in our organization. He also shared information about award recipients and the MOU Renewal Committee's work.

September 19, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about the Extension 21-Day Equity Challenge, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Farm Safety and Health Week, and more notes.

September 12, 2022

John Lawrence shared an update from the Youth I-team. He also provided notes on the MOU renewal, the goodbye and welcome list, the September program update, and statewide audience assessment.

September 06, 2022

John Lawrence shared information about virtual education support available from our educational technology resources specialist. He also requested that reporting staff update MyData by October 14. In addition, he provided information about the Intercultural Development Inventory and more notes.

August 29, 2022

John Lawrence shared an update about the Farm Progress Show, a question from the virtual suggestion box about extension council candidate informaton, and more notes.

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