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					                               2010 | Annual Report




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to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit
Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate
Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth,
for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get
the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,
to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread
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the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
 tability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word,
 o benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to
 ducate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial                  ExtEnsion council mEmbErs arE kEy to isu ExtEnsion’s futurE. councils arE
                        Extension to educate Iowans,
 tability, & for a viable future.council members are to get the job done,                   thE bridgE bEtwEEn ExtEnsion and thE citizEns of iowa, connEcting pEoplE’s
                       key to ISU Extension’s financial stability, & for a
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, forfuture.                                       nEEds to thE Education that improvEs livEs. your ExpErtisE is critical as wE
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to               dEvElop a nEw stratEgic plan and Employ thE nExt vicE prEsidEnt for
benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educate                ExtEnsion and outrEach.
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for                 Our mission is all about building           This report provides a sampling of        We believe in our partnership with
 inancial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job               partnerships and providing research-        the partnerships and relationships that   county extension councils and trust


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done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &                 based learning opportunities to improve     ISU Extension and county extension        the relationships that we have developed.
                                                                                            quality of life in Iowa. To build and       councils have developed in the past       Together we can move forward and
 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the                  maintain partnerships, we have to be        year. County extension councils are       address the issues before us, the
word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future.                engaged and really know our clients         determining their own best practices      changes we’ve seen, and the changes
                  ExtEnsion’s job done, to spread the
 o educate Iowans, to get the intErim vicE prEsidEnt word, to benefit                       — because everything we do is about
                                                                                            people. People make changes and
                                                                                                                                        — developing dual-county, multi-
                                                                                                                                        county, and regional arrangements
                                                                                                                                                                                  still to come. Let’s promise each other
                                                                                                                                                                                  to work together with purpose, based
 owa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate
                          Jerry Miller, Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach
                                                                                            people embrace the future. Relationships    throughout the state.                     on our values, toward a new vision
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for                 are the underpinning of partnerships. And                                             — and a vital, viable, and sustainable
                                                                                            trust is the foundation of relationships.                                             future for ISU Extension.
 inancial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
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 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the
                                                                                                                                 to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefi
                                                                                                                                 Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
                                                                                                                                 Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth
                                                                                                                                 for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
                                                                                                                                 the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
                                                                                                                                 stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
                                                                                                                                 to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & fo
                                                                                                                                 a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
                                                                                                                                                  Iowa youth, for financial stability, & g
                                                                                                                                 word, to benefit B e c a u s e o f o u r c o n t i n u e d s t r o nfor a viable future
                                                                                                                                                  partnership job                             spread the
                                                                                                                                 to educate Iowans, to get the with done, toExte n s i o n , word, to benefi
                                                                                                                                                                                  ISU
                                                                                                                                                    believe stability, & for a councils
                                                                                                                                 Iowa youth, for I financialour county extension viable future. to educat
during my tErm as prEsidEnt of thE iowa association of county ExtEnsion                                                                           are well prepared to serve the to benefit Iowa youth
                                                                                                                                 Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word,needs
councils board, wE havE ExpEriEncEd budgEt cuts, isu ExtEnsion’s                                                                 for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
                                                                                                                                                                   of our counties.
rEstructuring, and thE Emotions that undErstandably comE with changE.                                                            the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
Extension’s leaders continue to ask       Another example of our continued           with local organizations, and continue      stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
for the IACEC board’s feedback on a       partnership is IACEC’s representation      to communicate the importance of            to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & fo

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                                                                                                                                 a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
number of issues. We also are providing   on the search committee for the new        Extension at the county level. We
our input into ISU Extension’s new        vice president for ISU Extension and       must be unified in voice, concise, and
strategic plan, helping to shape and      Outreach. Caroll Schreiber and I are       consistent in our support as we serve       word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future
strengthen local and statewide ISU        members of that search committee.          the needs of Iowans. Extension’s            to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefi
Extension programs for years to come.                                                leaders continue to reach out to us, so                                thE iacEc prEsidEnt
                                                                                                                                 Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
In addition, the IACEC board appointed    We are organized, re-energized, and        let’s take advantage of this opportunity.
six county extension council members      optimistic about the future! We are        It starts with Extension — and it starts                                done, to Association of the word, to
                                                                                                                                 Iowans, to get the jobMaloy, President, Iowaspread County Extension Councils benefit Iowa youth
                                                                                                                                                      Terry
to develop the next memorandum of
understanding with ISU Extension.
                                          focused on increasing our political
                                          viability and influence as we build ties
                                                                                     with us.
                                                                                                                                 for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
                                                                                                                                 the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
                                                               4                                                                 stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
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                                                                                                                                 to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & fo
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
 tability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,       drawing rEgional linEs on a map is onE thing — figuring out thE bEst way to
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a       work togEthEr is quitE anothEr. isu ExtEnsion’s rEgions arE trying a variEty
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word,


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                                                                                of arrangEmEnts to sharE rEsourcEs and handlE county officE managEmEnt,
 o benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to       program dElivEry, and rEgional issuEs.
 ducate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa        In Region 1, Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, and      A regional council meets quarterly in          The Cass and Montgomery County
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to    Osceola counties are discovering the        Region 20, covering Des Moines, Henry,         Extension Councils reached across




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 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial      best way to provide leadership in their     Lee and Louisa counties. The regional          county and regional lines to share a

 tability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,
                                                                                county offices is through a multi-county    council takes ideas back to the county         program coordinator, said Region 18
                                                                                hiring arrangement. Together they have      councils and works closely with Region         Director Matt Deppe. The program
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a     written a memorandum of understanding       20 Director Bob Dodds to conduct staff         coordinator considers the total ISU
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to   (MOU) and have hired two full-time
                                                                                program coordinators, each serving
                                                                                                                            trainings and regional programs. Early
                                                                                                                            on, the regional council figured out how
                                                                                                                                                                           Extension program in both counties
                                                                                                                                                                           and balances the educational
benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educate    all four counties.                          to “mesh our budgets together,” said           programming efforts.
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for                                                 council member John Dockendorff,

 inancial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
                                                                                “One coordinator experienced in             and hired an ISU Extension program             Four more counties in the region have
                                                                                personnel management supervises             specialist for families and youth, as          appropriated funds for part-time program
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &     staff in the counties, while the other      well as a community and economic               coordinators, Deppe said. “The positions
 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the      is an innovative programmer and grant
                                                                                writer,” said Region 1 Director Cheryl
                                                                                                                            development program manager. Both
                                                                                                                            positions serve all four counties.
                                                                                                                                                                           are intended to emphasize program
                                                                                                                                                                           sustainability and development with
word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future.    Heronemus. “Each county commits                                                            program specialists. As changes in local
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit          funds based on their tax levying ability.   Now the regional council is looking at         staffing structure occur, opportunities
                                                                                                                            programming that can be shared among
 owa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate
                                                                                The memorandum will be reviewed                                                            for counties to partner on similar
                                                                                after two years.”                           the counties. The more they can share,         priorities will be available.”
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for
                                            To Get the Job Done
                                                                                                                            the more opportunities they will have to get
                                                                                                                            grants and partner with other agencies
 inancial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job                                                 within the region, Dockendorff said.
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
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 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the
                                                                                                                                       to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
                                                                                                                                       youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
                                                                                                                                       get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
tracking onlinE click-through ratEs, organizing mEdia buys, and dEvEloping                                                             stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
rEgional communication plans arE among thE ways isu ExtEnsion and county
                                                                                                                                       to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a
ExtEnsion councils arE building awarEnEss of ExtEnsion Educational
                                                                                                                                       viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word



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programs throughout thE statE.
                                                                                                                                       to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to
The Linn County Extension Council           the It Starts with Extension campaign.          regional communications coordinator.       educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
discovered dramatic results from leader
board advertising in the Cedar Rapids
                                            Together O’Brien, Woodbury, Monona,
                                            Plymouth, and Sioux counties purchased
                                                                                            Together with county staff and program
                                                                                                                                       youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
                                                                                            specialists they created a regional
Gazette Online, said Region 10 Director     $7,000 worth of ads airing on KTIV and          communications plan.                       get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia



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Linda Fischer. “ISU Extension ads had       KMEG. According to Region 5 Director
                                                                                            “The regional council gives each county    stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
9,000 impressions in August and 13,000      Sherry McGill, the stations matched
impressions in September (2009), one of     that amount by airing additional free           a voice,” Anderson said. The regional      to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a
the best click-through rates of any ad on   public service announcements. So the            approach ensures that they aren’t          viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to
                                                                                                                                       benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educat
Gazette Online, averaging 0.36 percent.     extension councils’ initial $7,000 investment   duplicating their communication efforts,
This is a huge number considering the       netted $14,000 worth of advertising,            and each county knows what the others
                                                                                                                                       Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, fo
                                                                                                                                                        To for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
                                                                                                                                       financial stability, & Spread the Word
national average online ad click-through    projected to reach more than 83,000             are doing. As a result, ISU Extension
rate is .01 percent,” Fischer said.         adults ages 18-49.                              programs have been marketed more
                                                                                                                                       done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
                                            The extension councils in Allamakee,            efficiently and consistently.
Benton and Jones County joined in,
                                            Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard,
                                                                                                                                       for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
contributing to additional advertising                                                      Weekly media packets, highlighting
from January through March 2010,            and Winneshiek counties identified              regional programs and events, are
Fischer continued. “Most recently the       the common need to improve and                  distributed to local and regional media    word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future
                                                                                                                                       to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefi
councils pooled dollars to do radio         streamline communication in Region 4,           outlets. Video clips and news releases
                                            said Susie Anderson, Chickasaw County
                                                                                                                                       Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
advertising for 4-H Week.”                                                                  highlight program impacts. In addition,
                                            Extension Council treasurer. So they
                                                                                            an online program registration form
Councils in Regions 1 and 5 funded a        formed a regional extension council,
                                                                                            gives clients greater flexibility.         Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, fo
dual-region purchase of TV ads using        pooled their funds, and hired a part-time
                                                                                                                                       financial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
                                                                  8                                                                    done, to spread the word, to benefit9 Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
                                                                                                                                       for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
 tability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,       Regional extension education diRectoRs and county extension councils
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a       aRe woRking togetheR to assess local needs and cooRdinate isu extension
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word,      educational pRogRams in theiR Regions.
 o benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to
                                                                                In Region 7, covering Hamilton, Humboldt,      planning workshops for small business          program. The series includes content
 ducate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa        Webster, and Wright counties, ISU              sellers and buyers, and other small            related to family life, resource
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to



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                                                                                Extension is partnering with the Small         business education programs.                   management, and nutrition and health.
 et the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial      Business Development Center (SBDC).
                                                                                The area’s SBDC is housed in the Webster       Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, and Washington
                                                                                                                                                                              Workshops involve a variety of activities
                                                                                                                                                                              to help participants learn to use the
 tability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,       County Extension office, as is Region 7        counties offer Private Pesticide Applicator    knowledge and skills they gain.
 o spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a     Director Jim Patton. That connection led       Training (PPAT) together, said Region 15
                                                                                to the SBDC securing a grant to set up a       Director Gene Mohling. “We advertise           “We had three sequential programs for
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to



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                                                                                reference library in the extension office in   the sessions as being offered by Region        parents with younger families,” said
benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educate    each of the region’s four counties. Each       15 and serving Region 15 instead of each       Randy Dreher, of the Audubon County
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for     library has 58 manuals, specific to the
                                                                                small business type.
                                                                                                                               county creating their own brochure.
                                                                                                                               This process enables all four offices
                                                                                                                                                                              Extension Council. The 90-minute
                                                                                                                                                                              workshops were held in Audubon, Carroll,
 inancial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job                                                  to communicate more clearly and to             Jefferson, and Guthrie Center. Attendance
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &     “We’ve had as many as five or six of these     assist clients regardless of the office        figures showed a significant amount of

 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, toTo Educate Iowans the
                                                                                manuals checked out weekly,” Patton said.      they contact.”                                 repeat participation, providing greater
                                             get the job done, to spread        Each library also includes a conference                                                       educational depth and demonstrating that
word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future.    area, and SBDC staff members are setting       Educating parents and childcare providers      participants found the series valuable.
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit          up regular times to meet with clients in
                                                                                each office.
                                                                                                                               is a priority for four counties in Region 12
                                                                                                                               — Audubon, Carroll, Greene, and Guthrie        “We’re happy with the turnout. It’s good
 owa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate                                                         counties — said Director Terry Torneten.       to provide basic services within local
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for     To maximize the partnership, ISU Extension     Together the four extension councils are       communities to give youth and families
                                                                                and SBDC are developing succession-            funding ISU Extension’s Families Together      the opportunity to succeed,” Dreher said.
 inancial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
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                                                                                                                                       youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
                                                                                                                                       get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
togEthEr isu ExtEnsion and county ExtEnsion councils throughout thE statE                                                              stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
arE crEating morE options for 4-h clubs and othEr long-tErm ExpEriEncEs                                                                to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a



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for iowa youth. as a rEsult, youth arE gaining thE skills and opportunitiEs                                                            viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word
thEy nEEd to bEcomE succEssful adults.
                                                                                                                                       to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to
A number of special interest 4-H clubs have   visible and responsive to the needs of     The program provides nutrition education      educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
been established recently in Region 8,        the 4-H county youth coordinators, 4-H     in the classroom to more than 5,000           youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
                                                                                                                                                                  o
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                                                                                                                                       get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
covering Boone, Hardin, Marshall and          volunteers, and other county-paid staff.   students monthly during the school
Story counties. For example, Story County’s   They also have been able to more           year. Students learn the importance of
Roots and Shoots 4-H Club gardens             effectively network with other agencies    eating more fruits and vegetables for         stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
outside the Iowa State University             and organizations.”                        their meals and snacks, as well as            to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a
Extension Building on the Iowa State                                                     increasing their daily physical activity.
campus. The youth decide what to              Extension and the Iowa Department          In addition, their parents receive a          viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to
plant and do the planting and weeding         of Health bring nutrition education to     monthly newsletter filled with nutrition      benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educat
                                                                                                                                       Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, fo
themselves, said club leader Lisa             youth throughout Region 19, covering       information, recipes, and ideas for
Harmison. “We also ask the kids what          Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Lucas,        increasing family physical activity.
things they want to learn about and try       Monroe, Wapello, Wayne, and Van                                                          financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
to work those topics into our programs.”      Buren counties. The Pick a Better          The region also partners with commodity       done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &
                                              Snack and Act program partners with        groups and other organizations to host
Funding from the Muscatine and Clinton        more than 17 school districts and local    agriculture field days for third and fourth   for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
County Extension Councils supports            boards of health within the region.        grade students, Dalman said. “It just         word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future
                                                                                                                                       to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefi
two full-time regional youth program                                                     gives kids a better understanding of
specialists who serve the four counties       “When you blend eight counties together,   where food comes from, instead of just
in Region 16, said director Bob Owen.         we share as many resources as we can,”     a plate in front of them.”                    Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
“Each regional specialist serves two          said Jen Dalman, a Monroe County                                                         Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, fo
counties, allowing them to be more            Extension Council member.
                                                                                                                                       financial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
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                                                                                                                                       for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to
get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,
to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a       togEthEr isu ExtEnsion and county ExtEnsion councils arE bEcoming a
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word,      lEanEr, morE focusEd, and fiscally stablE systEm.
to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to
                                                                                Local, state, and national economic          of tough economic conditions, the “Iowa      and extension council members build
educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa



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                                                                                conditions accelerated the need for          county extension districts truly represent   additional fiscal management skills.
youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to    ISU Extension to rebalance resources         a bright spot in the financial future of
get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial
                                                                                to meet changing client needs and            the ISU Extension system,” Crum said.        In a training session in Region 11, a
                                                                                demographic shifts. The spring 2009                                                       county employee said, “Face-to-face
stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done,       restructuring allowed the counties to        “The tax levy base grew from $13.5 million   is very helpful for this topic, as it is
to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a     retain approximately $3.5 million annually   in 2006 to $16.4 million in 2010. Trends     intimidating subject matter. It’s good




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                                                                                in resources for local programming,          suggest an annual, ongoing average growth    to have a real person you can trust
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to   staffing, and management.                    rate in the tax levy base of approximately   to ask questions.”
benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educate    Additional financial benefits are being
                                                                                                                             5 percent,” Crum said. “In addition, three
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for
                                                                                                                             more counties successfully passed the        An extension council member from
                                                                                generated through creative alliances and
                                                                                                                             extension referendum in 2010, which could    Region 12 said, “I think you’re on the
financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job   joint activities, according to Sue Crum,
                                                                                                                             provide for approximately $308,000 in new    right path to making reports more

                                       For Financial Stability
                                                                                ISU Extension’s director of planning and
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, &     budget. These new arrangements are
                                                                                                                             county resources.”                           useful to county councils – they are
                                                                                                                                                                          necessary volunteers with great
for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the      driving significant opportunities for
                                                                                                                             The top priorities for the ISU Extension     responsibilities and not much formal
                                                                                leveraging and pooling resources.
word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future.                                                 finance team include providing enhanced      training in these areas.”
to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit
                                                                                ISU Extension has experienced a              county support in training and service
                                                                                steady and significant decline in state      levels for the accounting system, Crum       Another council member said the
 owa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate          appropriation support. The FY2010 state      said. The finance team also is focused       new reports would be invaluable,
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for     support represents a 20 percent decline      on improving financial reports and           providing councils a handy source
                                                                                from FY2000. During a prolonged period       helping both county finance personnel        of accurate information.
financial stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
done, to spread the word, to benefit 14Iowa youth, for financial stability, &                                                                    15
for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the
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                                                                                                                                             Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth
                                                                                                                                             for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
                                                                                                                                             the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia



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                                                                                                                                             stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
isu ExtEnsion must continuE to idEntify thE nEEds of Existing and                                                                            to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & fo
nEw cliEntElE and continuously adapt to addrEss thosE nEEds.                                                                                 a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
                                                                                                                                             word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future
                                                                                                                                             to educate Iowans, to get the job For a Viable Future benefi
                                                                                                                                                                                  done, to spread the word, to
That’s why more than 800 Iowans were        call a meeting to educate or coordinate          continue to reach new clients to be
surveyed about their use and perceptions    local activities, but that also could be agile   viable and grow.
of ISU Extension during spring and          enough to use the latest technology to
                                                                                             One focus group participant remarked
                                                                                                                                             Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
summer 2010. In addition, ISU Extension     get current research-based information
                                                                                             that he is “pleased that there has been         Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth
conducted 18 focus groups to take a         to the people who need it. However,
closer look at current and potential        they indicated that Extension was not
                                                                                             a change in Extension. Extension really         for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
                                                                                             looked at what they are doing and how
clients, the type of programming            very effective at serving new citizens in
                                                                                             to be relevant … not just to rural              the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
                                                                                                                                             stability, for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done
Extension should provide, and the           Iowa and was not reaching out effectively
                                                                                             communities, but to businesses and
roles Extension should play.                to underserved populations.
                                            “While Extension is known in rural Iowa,
                                                                                             lots of different areas.”
                                                                                                                                             to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & fo
“By definition, Extension is to serve the
                                            there is a need for Extension in urban
                                                                                             To continue that relevance, ISU Extension       a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread th
people of Iowa, all the people of Iowa,”                                                     and county extension councils throughout
one focus group participant said.
                                            settings to help build human capital,”
                                                                                             the state must understand local needs,          word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future
                                            one participant said.
Another added, “Extension should be                                                          provide educational opportunities for a         to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefi
                                                                                                                                             Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educat
serving all age groups, all educational     Extension has a respectable reputation           variety of clientele, and improve Extension’s
levels, and all economic levels.”           among current clientele, but must keep           capability to respond in real time. This
                                            pace with the marketplace to determine           working partnership is the key to a vital,      Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth
The focus group participants wanted a       how best to meet client needs. According         viable, and sustainable future for Iowa         for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to ge
traditional Extension system that could     to the research, ISU Extension must              State University Extension.
                                                                                                                                             the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financia
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                                                                                TERRY MALOY.........................MONROE COUNTY.................................. PRESIDENT
viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to   SYBIL SOUKUP .......................CERRO GORDO COUNTY ....................... PRESIDENT-ELECT
benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, for a viable future. to educate    DIANN ANDERSON ...............PAGE COUNTY ......................................... SECRETARY
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for     KATHY EBERT ..........................WASHINGTON COUNTY ....................... TREASURER
 inancial stability, & for a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job
             To Strengthen Extension for financial
done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth,Programs stability, &
                                                                                SCOTT BAHR ...........................HARDIN COUNTY                          JO KENKEL ...............................SHELBY COUNTY
                                                                                JAYNE CLAMPITT ..................BUCHANAN COUNTY                             GARY NELSON ........................WEBSTER COUNTY
 or a viable future. to educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the      RANDY DEHEER ......................MAHASKA COUNTY                            GAYLE OLSON .........................HAMILTON COUNTY
word, to benefit Iowa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future.    STEVE DETERMAN ................SAC COUNTY                                    FRED SICK ................................SIOUx COUNTY
 o educate Iowans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit          JOHN DOCKENDORFF...........DES MOINES COUNTY                                 JOE THILGES ...........................KOSSUTH COUNTY

 owa youth, for financial stability, & for a viable future. to educate          JUDI HERTLE ...........................BENTON COUNTY                         JOHN THORPE ........................RINGGOLD COUNTY
                                                                                JASON HUNTLEY ...................WARREN COUNTY                               DAVE TURNER.........................FAYETTE COUNTY
 owans, to get the job done, to spread the word, to benefit Iowa youth, for     FRANK KELLY...........................MUSCATINE COUNTY                       THOMAS ULLRICH .................WOODBURY COUNTY
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