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Disapproval of ISU Extension restructuring

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We, the undersigned, take exception - if not offense - to the "reorganization" of ISU Extension, believing that it amounts to a gutting of over 100 years of world-class statewide university extension, undermines services primarily to rural areas where services are most needed, deprives communities, organizations, and individuals of much-needed support and resources, and, worst of all, was avoidable. Furthermore, the present restructuring scheme flies in the face of ISU Extension's stated beliefs: quality, access, diversity, and accountability, as well as their professed dedication to engagement, entrepreneurship, and - most obviously of all - local presence. This "restructuring" stands to severely impair ISU Extension's stated mission, which reads: "ISU Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa." We call upon those to whom this petition is directed to take responsibility and do their part to save an Iowa icon - one of Iowa's foremost world-class and yet grass-roots organizations, as well as greatest assets.

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