Since 2015, eXtension has undergone major changes with a primary focus to increase Extension’s ability to deliver a visible and measurable impact, locally and system wide. This is being accomplished through expanding development opportunities for Extension professionals, increasing Extension-created innovation of new tools and new methods for achieving local impact and ensuring that investments of both time and resources returns a measurable value to member states and the national system. Join our speaker Doug Steele as he shares more about the current priorities and future direction of the new eXtension.
Dr. Doug Steele has served as director of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service since 2012, following a time of service as vice president for external relations and director of Extension at Montana State University. He served as AgriLife Extension agriculture program director in Hutchinson County, Texas in the late 1980s, before going to Texas A&M to work on his advanced degrees. There he was an Extension associate for community and economic development from 1988-90, and an AgriLife Extension 4-H youth development specialist and assistant professor from 1990-93. He also served at Purdue University and Colorado State University in 4-H specialist and leader positions.
Dr. Steele holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agri-business from Panhandle State University, and both his master’s and doctorate from West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M, respectively.
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