One role of Extension is to challenge clientele about what the future of a given industry may look like. Developing a scenario is a well-established process to help frame the question, "What might we need to do?" and guide future planning and decision-making. To develop a plan for a preferred future, clientele can be instructed on what futures are and challenged to think through potential factors that can influence the future. From this discussion, a scenarios framework outlining plausible, probable and preferred futures can be developed. This article incorporates the methods and outcomes of a scenario workshop.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.
Rowntree, J., Raven, M., Schweihofer, J., & Buskirk, D. (2012). Extension Facilitated Scenario Planning to Direct a Preferred Agriculture Future. The Journal of Extension, 50(3), Article 69. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.50.03.69