Image 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. Image County Extension Council members should visit the IECA Government Relations page to register, find event details, and view resources highlighting ways to share the public value of Extension and Outreach with decision-makers. ISU Extension and Outreach Information for Legislators The Iowa Extension Council Association has curated resources for legislators to learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach and the public value that we provide to the citizens of Iowa. Learn about the Real Impact of Extension and Outreach in your district. News January 31, 2024 Extension Council Conference Goes on the Road for 2024The 2024 Extension Council Conference will be held in six locations across the state in late March through early April. January 23, 2024 Council Secretary/Chair Training PostponedThis training has been postponed and will be rescheduled. January 18, 2024 Property Tax Impacts on Extension DistrictsCouncil members are invited to learn more about property tax trends and how it will potentially impact their revenue. Quick Links Extension Council Conference Virtual Suggestion Box Board of Directors Jobs Background Screening Employee Assistance Program Extension Council Newsletter County Services Featured Resources Image Video: Lifecycle of County Funds View More Video: Lifecycle of County Funds Watch video Your county tax ask vs. your budget - how does it all work together? You will be empowered to spot potential cash flow issues, understand the different county funds, and shape budgets to reflect your county's priorities. Image Video: Financing County Programs View More Video: Financing County Programs Watch video How do allocate the fiscal resources to programs for success? Learn the opportunities and limitations of program dollars in your county budget. We'll discuss how to plan for high-impact/high-dollar programs as well as recurring programs. Image Video: Focus on Finance Committees View More Video: Focus on Finance Committees Watch now Learn about roles and responsibilities for finance committee members.