During March 22-28, 2015, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating the land-grant mission of putting the university's research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.
"Iowa State University is your lifelong partner," says Cathann Kress, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach. "Iowa State educates more college-age Iowa students than any other university. ISU Extension and Outreach provides the 'wrap around' and educates more Iowans. Last year more than 1 million people directly benefited from our programs."
ISU Extension and Outreach extends the university's resources geographically with offices and staff serving every county. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs cover the entire lifespan, from Iowa's youngest to oldest residents.
"Education and partnerships are how we solve problems and prepare for the future. ISU Extension and Outreach Week is one way we say 'thank you' to the many volunteers, community leaders, organizations, agencies and other partners who support ISU Extension and Outreach work in Iowa," Kress says.
Education and partnerships help solve problems, prepare for future
ISU Extension and Outreach is a statewide educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture. Every county in Iowa has an elected Extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.
"We're focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities to prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it," Kress said. "Because what Extension and Outreach helps people do for themselves, achieves the greatest results."
Iowa's 100 county Extension offices will host activities throughout the week demonstrating how ISU Extension and Outreach is everywhere for Iowans as their lifelong partner. Iowans may contact their ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details about local events. For more information about ISU Extension visit extension.iastate.edu or contact any county Extension office.