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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 8-13. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week focused on celebrating extension’s presence across the state.

“Our 100 county offices — Pottawattamie County has two — enable us to serve as a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources,” ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence said in a release.

The public is invited to West Pottawattamie County Extension’s open house from 9 a.m. to noon today at 1705 McPherson Ave. The office has been expanded and remodeled. Refreshments will be served throughout the morning and the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting is at noon.

“This celebration is one way we say ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers, community leaders, organizations, agencies and other partners who support ISU Extension and Outreach work in West Pott. County,” said Carol Walters, county director.

“Our researchers look over the horizon, to find innovations and identify emerging issues, so we can help Iowans prepare for the future. We learn about the challenges Iowans are facing, and then we partner with them to address the challenges,” Lawrence said.

ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs cover the entire life span, from Iowa’s youngest to oldest residents. Each year more than 1 million people directly benefit from ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs for economic growth, healthy families, thriving communities, and sustainable environments. ISU Extension and Outreach connects with millions more online.

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