Grand Challenge

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Doug Steele

Director

June 19, 2013

Strategically Addressing

the
Grand Challenges

Grassroots Planning


The Extension Way

FY13 Staffing for Educational Program Delivery



Imperative:
Texas agricultural producers effectively evaluate and adopt research
-
based
technology applications and best management practices for crop and forage
systems.


Outputs FY2012





Outcome Example


Rangeland Management/Drought Recovery


There are over 30 million acres of pasture or rangelands in the West Region that
serve as a vital resource in livestock production and wildlife habitat.


The
educational programs used to address program needs were TOOLS VIII Habitat
Recovery, Strategies to Cope with Current Drought Conditions, Pasture Management
Workshop, and Ag
Day Events.


Program participants manage 128,733 acres and anticipate a total economic benefit
of $387,341.


Measuring Impacts

Educational Sessions

Group Contacts

Other Direct
Contacts

Total Direct
Contacts

1,853

35,597

14,946,127

14,981,724



Imperative 1:

Research based technology applications and practices for crop and



forage production.


Imperative 2:

Research based technology applications and practices for

sustainable



livestock and poultry production.


Imperative 3:

Risk management alternatives for agriculture and agribusiness based



on business goals.


Imperative 4:

Adoption of safe pesticide and non
-
chemical methods for managing pests.


Imperative
5:

Small
-
scale
agricultural producers effectively identify and
evaluate

strategies for
risk mitigation and sustainability based on management
goals
.


Imperative 6:

Gulf
fishers and aquaculture enterprise owners adopt
best practices in



technical
and financial feasibility for value
-
added and supply chain
issues
.


Grand Challenge:
Feeding
Our World


Imperative 1:

Best practices to protect water quality and

enhance conservation.


Imperative 2:

Research
-
based technologies to enhance wildlife

conservation and management, fostering

environmental stewardship.


Imperative
3:

Best
management practices that insure the proper


management
of
rural
and urban natural

ecosystem resources through stewardship.


Imperative
4:

Advance
the planning and management of natural

resource
-
based recreation
opportunities in Texas.


Grand Challenge:
Protecting Our Environment


Imperative
1:

Texas
communities gain knowledge supporting design and


implementation
of successful development strategies.


Imperative
2:

Nature
Tourism


Community officials and businesses will


evaluate
nature tourism resources, facilities, and programs
as


part of
their operations and development planning


Imperative
3:

Texas
youth and adults will be prepared to participate fully in


the 21st
century workforce


Imperative
4:

Community
Leadership


Present and potential leaders will


increase
knowledge and abilities needed to effectively support


the development
of their communities.


Imperative 6:

Helping
Families and Individuals Manage Their Resources


Grand Challenge:
Growing our Economy


Imperative
1:

Improve
Family Life for
Texans


Imperative
2:

Helping
People in Texas Eat
Better and
Safer


Imperative
3:

Improve
the Health and Wellness of Texans



Grand Challenge:
I
mproving Our Health


Imperative 1:

Improve
Life Skills in Leadership, Personal


Development
,
and Citizenship


Imperative
2
:

Improve
Youth Life Skills in Healthy Living and

Wellness


Imperative
3
:

Improve
Life Skills in Agriculture


Imperative
4:

Improve
Life Skills in Natural Resource
Education


Imperative
5
:

Improve
life skills in
Science
,
Engineering
and


Technology
(SET)


Grand Challenge:
E
nriching Our Youth


Water Conservation and Quality


Urban and Rural programming
to enhance water conservation and quality.



Health and Wellness


Youth and Adult programs that enhance
health and quality of life.


Agriculture



Profitability and
Sustainability


Leadership Development


Enhanced efforts in Rural Leadership
and Development, and Refocused Youth Leadership efforts.


Urban/Suburban
Interface


Enhanced outreach to new
landowners with multi
-
faceted educational approach to conserve
natural resources.




Areas of Opportunity 2014 and Beyond