In Conversation with Dr. Rick Klemme

Dr. Rick Klemme grew up on a farm in east-central Illinois. He received his BA in economics and math from Illinois State University. He later earned an MA and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Purdue. Rick began his nearly four-decade Extension career as an agricultural economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). He later became […]

Extension in the 21st Century: A conversation with Chuck Hibberd

Charles “Chuck” Hibberd is an emeritus professor of the University of Nebraska, where he held several academic positions, including Dean of Cooperative Extension. His email tagline reads “Chuck Hibberd, retired Extension Director (but not done yet).” He directed the University’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center for 13 years. Chuck also served as Extension director, associate […]

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A Conversation with Dr. Scott Reed, Extension Foundation Catalyst

Scott Reed is an emeritus of Oregon State University (OSU), where he served in various College of Forestry roles. He was a professor, executive associate dean, Extension program leader, and Dean and Director of OSU’s Extension Service. Scott served as the OSU’s Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. He pioneered the innovative Open Campus, […]

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New Extension Foundation Report Available: Technologies Impacting the Cooperative Extension System

The Extension Foundation, in partnership with a research team from Ohio State University, has released a new report on emerging technologies. The “Extension Foundation Report on Emerging Technologies Impacting the Cooperative Extension System” was supported by funding from the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) project.  The report was developed by the research team in […]

Accelerating Success: Q&A with Dr. Fred Schlutt

Dr. Fred Schlutt is a forty-year Extension professional. He worked in Texas, Wyoming, Maine, and Alaska. Dr. Schlutt served for 10 years as the Director of Alaska Cooperative Extension. He was the 2017-2018 chair of ECOP (Extension Committee on Organization and Policy). He holds three degrees from Texas A&M. Dr. Schlutt currently shares his expertise […]