Virginia Cooperative Extension debuts new website, Shaping Extension's Future
June 8, 2011
Virginia Cooperative Extension has launched a new website that shares information about Extension’s impact on the economic, environmental, and social well-being of Virginians and opens lines of communication with its stakeholders and clients.
The new website, Shaping Extension’s Future (future.ext.vt.edu/), features news about Extension’s delivery of research-based knowledge to the people of the commonwealth, regular messages from the director, answers to frequently asked questions, a schedule for listening sessions across the state, and the ability for audiences to comment and ask questions.
“We are excited and proud of the impact we are making on the lives of Virginians and will be using this website to share a sampling of these success stories,” said Edwin Jones, Extension director. “I would encourage you to visit us often and share with us your personal stories and ideas.”
The new website coincides with Extension’s recent efforts to improve communication with Virginians. Since starting his new role in April, Jones has met with Extension agents and specialists, faculty and staff members at the agricultural research and Extension centers, and industry groups throughout the state. He is now scheduling discussions with Extension’s stakeholders and partners to strengthen the organization for the future.
Shaping Extension’s Future links to resources on Extension’s homepage, including publications and educational resources, a directory of local offices and research centers, details about Extension’s program areas, news, and information about volunteering for and donating to Extension.
For information about an Extension program in your area, contact your local Extension office.