We present a strategy for community development Extension delivery incorporating university service learning classes in the creation and implementation of community development activities. The process of an undergraduate rural development class assisting local community development Extension agents is examined. Results suggest students can be effective in providing research support that will assist local communities making important community development decisions. Extension faculty interested in incorporating university service learning classes into their programs should make sure that the types of activities fit the objectives of the course and the that atmosphere of communities is conducive to a shared learning environment.
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Fannin, J., & LeBlanc, S. J. (2007). Integrating University Service Learning Courses with Community Development Extension Programs. The Journal of Extension, 45(2), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss2/18