COLORADO STATE University Extension
Mission Statement To provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.
Extension System Scope 103 Universities and Colleges The traditional land-grant mission focuses on three areas: teaching, research and extension. • 50 Land-grant institutions established in 1862 • 17 Land-grant institutions established in 1890 • Created to give access to previously denied African-Americans • 29 Native American Colleges established in 1994 • Land-grant institutions are located in each state, 6 Territories, and the District of Columbia
Smith-Lever Act -1914 The Smith-Lever Act provided legislation that addressed the long-standing need for rural education in agriculture and home economics. This was accomplished through the creation of Cooperative Extension. • Established Extension’s partnerships with the USDA and Land-grant Universities.: • To: “Diffuse . . . Useful and practical information . . . And encourage application of the same . . . Connection with such college” (established by the Federal Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890). • Appropriations . . . Shall be administered by such college or colleges
State Authorizing Legislation Reaffirmed by: Senate Bill No. 77 - 1979 Smith-Lever Act provisions accepted and agreed to . . . and primary responsibility for statewide programs of educational non-credit, informal extension conducted through federal, state and county relationships . . . shall continue to lie with Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
LarryEdward Penley, President Colorado State University Anthony Frank Provost/Academic Vice President Lou Swanson, Vice President for Engagement and Director Colorado Extension Advisory Council (CEAC) Regional Advisory Committees Local Advisory Committees Colleges Departments University Units Administrative Unit Jeff Goodwin Assistant Director, 4-H Wes Scharf, Assistant Director, Budgets & Finance Judith Barth Assistant Director, Operations Jim Robb LMIC Director Jan Carroll Assistant Director, Federal and Civic Engagement Ruth Willson Assistant Director, Technology JoAnn Powell Regional Director Northern Region Joel Plath Regional Director Southern Region Nathan Moreng Regional Director Western Region Extension Offices Extension Offices Extension Offices Coloradans
CSU Extension • 58 of 64 counties • 5 of 8 colleges • 13 departments • 27 FTE extension specialists • 163.7 extension agents (state) • 15.5 paraprofessionals (7.0 cty) • 101.5 support staff
Changes in Extension • Partnerships: Working through other agencies and organizations allows our resources to be maximized. • Focus on priorities: Extension cannot be all things to all people. We need to focus where we will have the greatest impact. • Use of technology: Wise use of high tech tools to expands our ability to reach new and old audiences. • Systems approach: Today’s problems are complex and require multi-faceted solutions. • Buy specialization: Partnering with other states allows us to provide more resources at less cost. • Not sole provider: There are lots of entities capable of providing information. We must provide “value-added” information and education.
Extension’s Vision Extension is the front door to Colorado State University, providing the extensive knowledge, research capabilities and resources of this premier land-grant university to Coloradans from all walks of life. Extension is dedicated to serving current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well-being.
Organizational Values • We recognize the equal importance of university research, education and outreach. • We build the capacity of people and communities. • We collaborate to provide education to Colorado citizens. • We are unbiased in knowledge shared.
Organizational Values (con’t) • We are accessible to all constituencies and honor diverse view points. • We are oriented to the future through effective innovation. • We encourage a supportive and inclusive work environment. • We are good stewards of public resources.
Program Areas (PAs) • Work to continuously identify evolving issues and encourage the activity or formation of Work Teams (WTs) to address those evolving issues. • Facilitate communication between WTs, other PAs and other groups to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and resource sharing. • Develop a PA work plan using the logic model and including WT objectives. • Interact with key clientele and foster an overall awareness of WT goals/objectives, resource needs and professional development requirements.
PAs • Family and Consumer Sciences • 4-H and Youth Development • Communities, Natural Resources and the Environment • Competitive and Sustainable Agricultural Systems • Clean and Renewable Energy
Work Teams • Continuously identify issues and trends. • Use the logic model to develop the WT work plan. • Develop and implement a plan to finance the work plan. • Identify and facilitate needed professional development required by the work plan content. • Review, develop, deliver, and evaluate effective and innovative educational programs based on the work plan (including identification/development of educational resources). • Assist WT associates in their tasks.
Current Work Teams • Family and Consumer Science • Financial Literacy • Nutrition and Health • Safe Food and Farm to Table
4-H and Youth Development • Youth Development
CommunitiesNatural Resources and the Environment • Small Acreage Management • Environmental Horticulture • Pest Management • Forest Resources • Rangeland Resources • Sustainable Community Development
Competitive and Sustainable Agricultural Systems • Small Ruminant • Beef • Crops
Clean and Renewable Energy • CESIT
Appropriated Budget FY 06-07 Campus Programs 38% Field Programs 62% Appropriated Budget = $12,092,863
Introduction to Extension COLORADO STATE University Extension