Webinar: What’s your program worth? Evaluation strategies for documenting the dollar value of Extension programs

Extension stakeholders, most notably county commissioners, often need to justify their decisions to continue funding Extension and need more than evaluation data on program outcomes. They want to know the economic benefits of their Extension funding in their communities. This webinar provides two case studies of evaluation efforts to document the return on investment of Extension programming.

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November 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



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Rebecca Sero will describe efforts to document the economic impact of all Extension programming in two counties in Washington state. Brigid Tuck, Catie Rasmussen and Scott Chazdon will present their study of return on investment for a leadership program in McLeod County, Minnesota. Both of these efforts combined quantitative and qualitative methods to collect data on the dollar value of Extension programming. The session is moderated by Sreedhar Upendram, an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics at University of Tennessee Extension with expertise in Economic Impact Analysis.


  • Rebecca Sero, Washington State University 
  • Scott Chazdon, University of Minnesota 
  • Catherine Rasmussen, University of Minnesota 
  • Brigid Tuck, University of Minnesota

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or join by telephone: +1 408-638-0968, meeting ID: 662 325 5885