Vice President for Extension and Outreach: John D. Lawrence

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa. With Iowa State University, we embrace the land-grant philosophy of:

  • access to high-quality education
  • research applied to the needs of Iowa, the nation, and world
  • extending knowledge to strengthen Iowa’s economy and citizens’ quality of life
We do that by offering practical, how-to education based on powerful university research. It’s available to any resident of Iowa and is tailored to meet the needs of Iowans, needs we know firsthand. Our educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 99 Iowa counties.


Browse the Extension and Outreach Collections:

4-H Youth Development

Agriculture and Natural Resources


Extension and Outreach Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Extension and Outreach Publications

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Extension Community and Economic Development

GIS and Mapping Task Sheets

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Iowa Community Indicators Program