New Year Greetings from eXtension!

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Happy New Year!

It’s my pleasure to greet you all as the interim executive director for eXtension. I am very pleased that the eXtension Governing Committee has given me this opportunity to continue to build the upward trajectory of this very important Cooperative Extension System initiative.

The year ahead will be very exciting! We’re beginning the strategic planning process for the future of eXtension. In March, eXtension and the National Extension Directors and Administrators will meet jointly in Sacramento for the first time in history. With outstanding keynote speakers and concurrent sessions this conference will be the “must attend” event of 2014.

Our year in eXtension will continue as we work through strategic planning and move on to implementation of that plan and ultimately a new and improved eXtension. As I noted in my quote elsewhere in this newsletter, my goal is to strengthen the Cooperative Extension System and I firmly believe eXtension is one of the keys to our future.

I am always open to your ideas and comments so please feel free to contact me or any of the outstanding eXtension staff members working on your behalf to express your opinions and thoughts.

Have a great 2014!

Elbert Dickey