This study describes the competencies that county agents and county supervisors in Arkansas believe are important for future success. Participants identified 57 core competencies, with character traits being the top-rated items. Having a farm background and 4-H experience were not ranked as highly important. The competency area Faculty/Staff Relations was rated as the most important for both agents and supervisors. Management Skills were ranked more important for supervisors, while Public Relations and Work Habits were rated more important for agents. Training should be provided to increase agent and supervisor competencies in those areas identified as very important.
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Cooper, A. W., & Graham, D. L. (2001). Competencies Needed to be Successful County Agents and County Supervisors. The Journal of Extension, 39(1), Article 10. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol39/iss1/10