Experienced Extension educators can, and should, help attract and retain new Extension educators. When experienced educators engage with various groups or individuals, they should discuss careers in Extension and highlight the opportunities that are available to Extension educators. Additionally, as new educators are recruited and hired, experienced educators should mentor and encourage them, develop relationships with them, and convey the positive aspects of being an Extension educator. After all, experienced educators are in the best position to convince potential and new hires of the benefits of a successful and rewarding career in Extension.
Penrose, C. (2017). The Role of Experienced Extension Educators in Attracting and Retaining New Educators. The Journal of Extension, 55(4), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss4/21