Allamakee County ISU Extension honored for 100 years of operation


Allamakee County ISU Extension honored for 100 years of service ... The Allamakee County ISU Extension Council was presented a plaque honoring the organization’s 100 years of serving the county. Pictured left to right, Extension Council Members: Blake Everman, Nate Gebel, ISUEO Assistant Vice President Bobb Dodds, Chad Waters, Michelle Byrnes, Brittany Tilleraas, and Anette Stock.

Allamakee County ISU Extension staff honored ... The Allamakee County ISU Extension staff were presented a plaque honoring the organization’s 100 years of serving the county. Pictured left to right - front row: Food Systems Coordinator Teresa Wiemerslage and 4-H K-12 Program Coordinator Becky Rea. Back row: Summer Assistant Miranda Reinhardt, County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke, Extension Council Members; Blake Everman, Nate Gebel, ISUEO Assistant Vice President Bobb Dodds, Chad Waters, Michelle Byrnes, Regional Director Kraig Tweed, Brittany Tilleraas, Anette Stock and Office Assistant Lana Dahlstrom. Missing from photo: Office Coordinator Julie Christensen, Food Systems Specialist Kayla Koether Extension Council Members; Steve Pladsen, Kevin Fossum and Katie Melcher. Submitted photo.

Allamakee County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating its 100th year of service this year. The organization was honored for this milestone during the Allamakee County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction Sunday, July 22. Bob Dodds, Assistant Vice President, for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University in Ames, presented the Allamakee County Extension Council Members and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Staff, with a plaque marking the occasion.

A hundred years ago the people of Allamakee County joined the extension movement and hired their first local extension agent. Today ISU Extension and Outreach serves as a 99 county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources.

The Allamakee County Extension Council represents county residents and acts on behalf of ISU Extension and Outreach locally. The Allamakee County Extension Council includes Michelle Byrnes and Chad Waters, of Dorchester, Steve Pladsen, Harpers Ferry, Nate Gebel,  of Lansing, Blake Everman,  of Postville, Kevin Fossum and Brittany Tilleraas, of Waterville, and Katie Melcher and Annette Stock, of Waukon.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational programs cover the entire life span, from Iowa’s youngest to oldest residents.

More than 1 million people directly benefit from ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs each year. Extension education online reaches more than 4 million.

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of the federal Cooperative Extension Service - a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, including Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department

of Agriculture serving communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level.

For more information about ISU Extension and Outreach contact the Allamakee County office at 563-568-6345, or visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/allamakee/.
 

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