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Engaged Councils Buildings a strong Iowa.

The Iowa Extension Council Association is made up of a 25-member board of directors who represent the 900 county extension council members in the State of Iowa. Extension council members are elected officials who oversee the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach efforts in their county. These elected officials are responsible for the county's Extension and Outreach budget, directing the county's Extension and Outreach program, and hiring the employees to carry out the work that serves the needs of Iowans.

Extension Council Day on Campus

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Extension Council Day on Campus. Various buildings on the Iowa State University campus. Sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Extension Council Association.

 

Mark your calendars for September 13, 2024 to attend the inaugural Extension Council Day on Campus.  Get a behind-the-scenes look at ISU Extension and Outreach on campus.

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Rural Iowa landscape with fields and blue sky. Extension Council Conference on the Road 2024: Connecting to Your Communities

Resources shared at the Extension Council on the Road in March and April are available for council members to use at meetings or individually.

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County Extension Council members are encouraged to attend the Employer Update webinar on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m.

county extension council member shares materials with her legislator

On February 22, county extension council members met with legislators at the Iowa Extension Council Association legislative breakfast held at Capitol Building in Des Moines.

Featured Resources

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Video: 3 Minutes about Nominating Committees

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Video: 3 Minutes about Nominating Committees

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This 3-minute video encourage council members to thoroughly consider candidates to appoint to the council nominating committee.

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Video: Carryover Projection & Usage

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Video: Carryover Projection & Usage

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Learn how councils can use a carryover analysis to do year-end financial planning. 

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Video: Behavior & Rule Management for Fairs and Events

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Video: Behavior & Rule Management for Fairs and Events

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Iowa 4-H has Positive Youth Development guidelines to aid county extension staff and extension councils in navigating possible behavior and rule infractions as they pertain to fairs and events. This webinar is a joint endeavor from IECA and Iowa 4-H to inform council members of the this guidance.