NeXC2012 Features Three Dynamic Panel Discussions

The National eXtension Conference, October 1-4, 2012 will feature three panel discussions on topics of interest throughout the Cooperative Extension System. Each panel will provide insights and an opportunity for questions and answers from participants.

Tuesday, October 2: The Evolution of Extension
The panel will be asked to reflect on futurist Devin Fidler’s keynote speech in the context of the “evolution” of Extension.
Doug Steele, ECOP Chair, moderator
Michelle Rodgers, University of Delaware
Tom Coon, Michigan State University
Paul Coriel, Louisiana State University
Mark Latimore, Fort Valley State University

Wednesday, October 3: Cooperative Extension’s Global Potential The panel will discuss the importance of global programming and how it can add value to the Cooperative Extension System.
Hiram Larew (USDA-NIFA), moderator
John Yohe (INTSORMIL)-invited
Mark Varner (APLU)
Julie Middleton, University of Missouri
TBA (MEAS) – invited

Thursday, October 4: Developing eXtension Partnerships The panel will discuss the importance of building partnerships, why partners matter, the strength of partnering with eXtension and advice for building strong partnerships.
Michael Ouart, University of Missouri and Chair of the eXtension Finance Task Force, moderator
William Nelson, CHS Foundation (via video recording)
Bob Lewis/Ann Michel, Global-Advancement
Jane Schuchardt, ECOP
Brent Elrod, USDA-NIFA

Early-bird registration for the NeXC2012 ends September 1, 2012. Click here to register today!