Extension specialists are challenged to provide expert support to county faculty on an ongoing basis, particularly in geographically large states with low populations. The Communicator is a newsletter developed by University of Idaho Family and Consumer Science specialists to update county faculty on research findings as they develop programs to meet clientele needs. Survey data show that county faculty in Idaho use the newsletter effectively, reading it promptly and extensively upon arrival and applying the information in their programs. Family and Consumer Sciences professionals are invited to subscribe to The Communicator as a resource for their ongoing professional development.
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Shaklee, H., Raidl, M., McCurdy, S., & Meyer, S. (2014). The Communicator: Electronic Newsletter Provides Expert Support to FCS County Educators. The Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.01.17