Field days

John Lawrence’s message from July 10, 2017

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I think this old adage can be applied to field days, a learning tool that ISU Extension and Outreach has used at least since 1903, according to R.K. Bliss. Those early extension professionals understood that a good way to teach was to show, not just tell. Through field days and demonstrations, ISU Extension and Outreach could help people help themselves and work with people rather than for people, as Bliss liked to say.

We still use field days to engage Iowans with university research. Did you know?

One more thing: in June we started gathering and posting updates from the leadership team on my Did You Know blog. To see this month’s information, check the July 2017 Program Update.

— John D. Lawrence
Iowa State University Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach

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