Extension Plan

Our Impact: Extension Goal

To inspire, empower others and provide leadership to improve the profitability, quality of life, and societal well-being for people in Alabama through science-based extension programs.

SUPPORTING OBJECTIVES WITH CORRESPONDING TACTICS

1. Develop innovative needs-based extension programming

  • Develop integrated theme-based extension programming, which will lead to increased team networking (e.g. water, food safety, climate, economics)
  • Educate community and commodity leaders to strengthen statewide agriculture and natural resource related constituencies
  • Identify, create and support continuing education certificate programs that harness faculty expertise

2. Use targeted, innovative delivery methods tailored to reach meet specific audience and address their unique circumstances

  • Engage inter- and intra-generational audiences
  • Utilize culturally new and familiar techniques to strengthen communication and learning experiences
  • Reach historically traditional audiences using familiar techniques and newer technology to allow them to move forward in today’s informational environment.

3. Create a culture of integrated research-based Extension programming

  • Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, training and problem-solving opportunities
  • Provide platforms that compare multiple solutions and alternatives to constituent needs

4. Raise public awareness of and access to Extension programs, resources, career opportunities and societal impacts

  • Initiate and develop collaborations to support community led activities that reach audiences not previously served by extension
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate and interact in extension programming and activities and develop them as future extension advocates
  • Engage non-extension faculty in extension programming and activities to meet needs of stakeholders
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Overview

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Departments

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Directory

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Leadership

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Strategic Plan & Reports

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Annual Report

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Undergraduate Education Plan

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Research & Graduate Education Plan

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Extension Plan

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Global Programs Plan

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Faculty & Staff Resources