With baby boomer Extension professionals at or nearing retirement, recruitment strategies for future hires are important. Reaching out to undergraduate students is not uncommon; however, involving them in research may be an untapped tool for exposing them to a profession in Extension. Using community-based research that involves undergraduate research assistants is a positive way to increase awareness about professions in Extension.
Henley, S. C., Herceg, M., & O'Grady, A. (2018). Increasing Extension Visibility by Involving Undergraduates in Research. Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss4/5