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Thursday, June 3, 2010

3rd Quarter Reports due June 7th,2010

Effective Extension educational work requires that reports be timely, accurate, concise, and complete.

Failure to report these performance measures can severely impact appropriated funding. Reporting is fundamental to comprehensive Extension programs and should be treated as a significant part of Agents professional obligations. Reporting should be thought of as tool to modify and improve educational programs, as well as to communicate program progress and results to faculty, staff, planning committees, elected officials, clientele, and Extension Administrators.

All reports should contain the following:

* Who are targeted audiences for program/activity and the number attending?
* What issue is being addressed and subject matter covered?
* When did the program/activity take place?
* The impact of the program/activity. Adoption of practices, knowledge gained or behavioral changes should be reported.

The 3nd quarter of the 2010 fiscal year ended in May (March, April, and May). Agents should ensure that they have completed their reports on the TEXAS system before June 7th. Your commissioners court activity reports and travel should also be completed by the 7th.

Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center-Corpus Christi
Legislative Tour-June 23

I want to thank the agents that are preparing to assist with the upcoming legislative tour at the district office. We have the unique opportunity to host a tour of the Research and Extension center and how we are engaged in meeting the needs of your clientele. Our focus for the tour will be "Opportunities in the Coastal Bend"

We were selected to host the tour for state legislators and their aids in the Corpus Christi area, due to the major role local legislators are playing in Austin. These legislators are providing significant leadership in our state government. Several agents will present programs highlighting their outcome summaries others will develop posters from theirs successful 2009 outcome summaries for display at the event. I want to remind agents that will be developing the posters and displays to ask for assistance from our team of support staff at the district office, they are willing to assist with your posters, don't hesitate to call.

June is a busy month-being assessable to our county clientele

As I look at my schedule for the month of June, I have to wonder if I am going to get through it, In reviewing your reports and some of the marketing items you send in to me , your schedules are packed full for this summer as well. I would like to remind you as you are conducting programing out of the office and out of the county that you county office must be continue to be receptive to our local clientele. Please make yourself assessable to your clientele by letting your support staff know where you are at all times. Leave a number where you can be reached or try to return calls in an appropriate amount of time. Try to check in with your support staff or coworkers at least once a day. Our presence in the county is more important than ever to our agency. Be safe on the road and good luck with round up, leader lab, horse show, validations and your many programs and field tours.