Incorporating global dynamics and cultural knowledge into extension’s education, research and value to better respond to increasingly diverse and interdependent domestic and global needs.
The U.S. Cooperative Extension System has a long history of adapting to change and responding to critical issues affecting peoples daily’s lives and the nation’s future. More and more local issues are influenced by the globalization of the financial, service, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors of our economy. Likewise the changing demographics in the U.S. are creating new opportunities and concerns that require new and/or adapting programming.
To continue our success the future of the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service must integrate global dynamics and cultural knowledge in its programming to serve the changing needs of our community members. The Community of Practice (CoP) will contribute to guaranteeing that the U.S. Cooperative Extension System remains relevant and responds to the increasingly diverse and interdependent domestic and global challenges through these impacts:
In order to achieve these impacts, the Community of Practice will support and focus on: