The future path of Extension will be heavily influenced by our willingness to engage in communities in ways that reframe who we are, what we do, and for whom we do it. The best opportunities lie in the areas of public value and partnerships. As Extension professionals, we must define our organization's most important public value, embrace the development of partnerships and coalitions, and make organizational decisions that support rather than stifle innovation. Success in these areas will increase Extension's visibility and value as a community asset.
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Harder, A. (2019). Public Value and Partnerships: Critical Components of Extension's Future. The Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 24. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.03.24