This article describes how Extension professionals and university faculty collaborated on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a conference to address a key societal issue. Needs assessment and evaluation results are presented as well as an explanation of how results were used in planning future conferences. With limited Extension budgets and personnel, partnering among Extension specialists, university faculty, and experts in relevant topics is a valuable and efficient way to provide the most impact for a community. Developing multiyear conferences to address significant societal issues may be a new way to increase Extension's impact.
Collins, S. M., Kubin, L. L., Fruhauf, C. A., & Zander, A. (2018). A Framework for Developing Multiyear Conferences on Current Societal Issues. The Journal of Extension, 56(6), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss6/4