(ATLANTIC) Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating Extension and Outreach this week.
Kate Olsen, Cass County Extension Program Coordinator, said this week is all about thanking local customers and partners and spreading the word about all of the great resources offered in Cass County; many of them free of charge or at low cost.
“We have programming for everything from gardening to agriculture and natural resources, families, parenting, financial classes and of course many people know us for our 4-H and youth programming as well; whether that be through our 4-H club program or through some of the day-camps and hands-on activities that we do around the county throughout the year,” explained Olsen.
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture.
“Iowa State University is a land-grant University, which means that all of the research that is done at Iowa State University, and really at land-grant Universities around the United States, is done for the benefit of the people in the states those Universities operate in,” said Olsen. “So your Cass County Extension Office, and there is an Extension Office in every County around the State, we’re the way that all of the resources, research, publications, classes, all of that information gets out to local people.”
The Cass County Extension office is located at 805 West 10th Street in Atlantic, attached to the north side of the Cass County Community Center on the fairgrounds. Their normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, although Olson notes they will be closed this Friday, March 29th, for the holiday weekend. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and see what ISU Extension and Outreach has to offer.