Economic Development: What is Extension's Role?
Economic development is occurring in all of OK’s counties, sometimes because of local efforts and other times in spite of those efforts. This in-service will challenge educators to consider their role in local economic development efforts, and it will introduce them to tools and support available from state specialists to advance economic development activities in their communities. The morning will focus on strategic planning and its use in building collaboration and achieving progress. The afternoon will feature additional programs of interest, such as youth entrepreneurship, conservation, farmer’s markets & local food programs, e-Commerce and retail development, as possible catalysts for growth. This will be a hands-on in-service, in which educators will be engaged in activities that can be taken back to their communities.
This In-Service will be presented May 8, 2013 at the Cleveland County Extension Office in Norman. Please be sure to register by May 1, 2013. Thanks for your support.
Administrative Support Assistant
Agricultural Economics/County Training Program
Oklahoma State University