ISU is set to begin interviews for the 20 state-wide Extension Office directors soon. That’s according to Marion County ISU Extension Education Director Dale Miller. He says once a director of field operations is selected, that person will join a team of interviewers for the 20 director positions: reduced from 97 directors as a way to deal with significant budget cuts for the university. Each director would then be in charge of re-grouped extension “regions”, with Marion County grouped with Jasper, Mahaska, and Poweshiek counties. of re-grouped extension “regions”.