MOU Renewal Committee: Nominations Now Accepted

Are you interested in helping form the next Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between county agricultural extension districts and Iowa State University? We are looking for extension council members to serve on the committee to review and discuss changes to the current MOU which expires June 30, 2023 and was a three-year agreement. The MOU Committee will convene in June with the goal to have the final MOU draft available for legal counsel to review in November 2022, and then for county extension councils to review and sign early in 2023. Meetings will be both in person in Ames and via zoom; you can anticipate a few hours per month of activity as you think about the time commitment.

You can self-nominate yourself for the committee by completing the online nomination form. The deadline to submit your nomination is April 30, 2022. The selected extension council committee members will represent all Iowa extension councils. Geography, county size, and supervisory model (1, 2, 3) will be considered among other things to ensure diverse representation.

If you have any questions about the MOU or the committee, please contact Jennifer Vit at or 515-291-9186. We hope you’ll consider serving on this important committee that will shape the relationship between ISU and extension councils for the next several years.