NeVC: Is the Cooperative Extension’s Mission and Funding Model Compatible with Programming on the Worldwide Web?

Is the Cooperative Extension’s Mission and Funding Model Compatible with Programming on the Worldwide Web? The traditional funding model for Cooperative Extension is to have financial contributions from local, state and federal governments, while being accountable to local constituents. Can we move to more online programming if we are still expected to only show, or to emphasize, local programming and local impact? Is information online- shared with a worldwide audience- still meeting the mission of a land grant model? If not, should our model change? Come join a conversation to discuss your experiences or thoughts about this dilemma. [Kara Newby, Jerry Thomas, Ohio State University]

Presenters

Kevin Gamble, Jerry Thomas, Kara Newby

Created by Beth Raney

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