Editor’s Note: John Lawrence is associate dean for Extension in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director for Agriculture and Natural Resources for ISU Extension and Outreach. Sorrel Brown is the program evaluator for ISU Ag and Natural Resources.
The impact of Iowa State University Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension and Outreach can be felt throughout the state of Iowa. Working to provide research-based, factual information and programming to ag producers and people in all 99 counties, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists work to help create a strong Iowa.
ISU Extension and Outreach specialists communicate through many different platforms. From hosting webinars and podcasts to writing publications to individual face-to-face meetings, specialists are communicating their research to all Iowans and helping them apply it to their lives in a practical way.
Here is a quantifiable look at how ISU Extension and Outreach is making an impact now and for future generations. These are selected highlights from the March 2016 ISU publication “ANR by the NUMBERS.”