A conversation with Dennis Calvin, director of Penn State Extension, about the organizational change to address the needs of customers.
Cooperative Extension has implemented major changes in both its administrative and program delivery structure. Extension has responded to the Provost’s Core Council recommendations and our own internal change process (Reframing, Outreach “Reset 2020” and The College of Agricultural Sciences “Ag Futures”). Extension has established a set of core competencies and attributes as guiding principles to direct its restructuring process. 4/2012
This report provides a historic context for Extension and discusses how its role has evolved over the last 96 years, the current forces behind its continued evolution, and how Extension is reframing itself for success in the future.