Just in case you missed the listening session that was at the Extension office today in Hillsborough County here is a simple online survey you can take to give UF Extension the input it seeks. Below is a summary of what is going on and here is the link https://ufaecd.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5zsTd3yLMDDKDDC
To Our Extension Partners and Supporters:
The University of Florida IFAS is launching of a long‐range planning effort for Florida Extension. This effort is labeled Shaping Solutions for Florida’s Future.
Why are we engaging in this planning process?
1. Considering our state's budget situation, advancements in technology and emerging issues, it is time to
take a fresh look at our priorities.
2. The outcome will guide resource allocation within Extension in the future.
3. This is an opportunity to forge new partnerships in support of our programs.
What is the process?
Listening will be at the core of Extension’s long-range planning effort. Extension seeks to acquire diverse
viewpoints regarding the future of Florida and through careful analysis formulate priorities and operational
procedures to achieve a future where Extension contributes positively to Florida’s health and well‐being. And we need the input of our stakeholders, clientele, community leaders, advisory committees and faculty.
The purpose of the listening session is to develop a community vision by getting answers to the following
What are the strengths of our community and what do we value about our community?
What trends and issues are impacting our community?
Which of these trends and issues represent the most significant threats to our community and what we value?
Of these threatening trends and issues, which can/should be addressed through Florida Extension educational programs? What priority should be placed on each issue and concern?
How do you think we should deliver these educational programs?
We truly hope you will participate in this listening session to help shape the future of Extension, not only in
Hillsborough County, but throughout the state of Florida.