Field Faculty/Educators Survey to Identify New Needs-based CoPs

To date, eXtension has been developing new Communities of Practice (CoP) through three approaches: 1) voluntary applications from content areas, 2) needs-based calls to Extension Directors/Administrators and, 3) through successful proposals submitted through various CSREES competitive grant programs (e.g., Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI), Agriculture Food Research Initiative (AFRI), etc.).

In an effort to expand our approaches to identify appropriate CoP’s that are relevant to the Extension system, we conducted a national survey of Extension field faculty/educators. The purpose of the survey was to engage all Extension field faculty/educators in collecting issues/topics they feel may be appropriate for developing new CoPs.

Responses were received from 983 individuals. The data is currently being analyzed and will be available soon. There will be an overall summary, as well as regional summaries.

If you have questions, please get in touch with Mike Lambur (