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ISU announces extension restructuring

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 10:20 am

Iowa State University is reducing the number of extension offices. ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach Jack Payne has announced a plan to restructure field offices in the wake of a $4.5 million dollar reduction in state appropriations. The plan will eliminate county extension education directors, and in their place, regional positions will be created. It also establishes 20 ISU exstension regions. According to a map on ISU’s website, Washington County will become part of region 15, which also includes Johnson, Iowa and Keokuk Counties. Washington Extension Education Director Gene Mohling says they don’t have enough information at this time to make any assumptions or clear analogies.