Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Strategically

Report
Strategic Thinking/Action
Planning: Addressing the Grand
Challenges
Douglas A. Steele
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service
June 19, 2013
In other words…
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Locally Identified Issues;
Guide development of program plans;
Addressed by Extension Agents and Specialists;
With Research Based Information;
Which feed into the Extension State Strategic Plan;
Resulting impacts and outputs reported by Agents and
Specialists;
Compiled into Impact and Outcome Documents.
Feeding Our World
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Research based technology applications and practices for crop and
forage/animal poultry profitability and sustainability.
Small-scale agricultural producers effectively identify and evaluate
strategies for risk mitigation and sustainability based on management
goals.
Protecting our Environment
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Best practices to protect water quality and enhance conservation.
Research-based technologies to enhance wildlife conservation and
management, fostering environmental stewardship.
Growing our Economy
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Texas communities gain knowledge supporting design and
implementation of successful development strategies.
 Texas youth and adults will be prepared to participate fully in
the 21st century workforce
Improving Our Health
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Helping People in Texas Eat Better and Safer
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Improve the Health and Wellness of Texans through diet,
exercise and nutritional choices.
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Imperative 2: Improve Youth Life Skills in Healthy Living and
Wellness
Enriching Our Youth
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Improve Life Skills in Leadership, Personal Development, and
Citizenship
Increase Agriculture Literacy for Texas Youth
Improve life skills in science, engineering, and technology (SET)
Areas of Opportunity for MultiDepartment/Multi-Agency
Efforts: 2014 and Beyond
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Water Conservation and Quality – Urban and Rural
programming to enhance water conservation and quality.
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Health and Wellness – Youth and Adult programs that
enhance health and quality of life.
Areas of Opportunity for MultiDepartment/Multi-Agency
Efforts: 2014 and Beyond
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Leadership Development – Enhanced efforts in Rural
Leadership and Development, and Refocused Youth
Leadership efforts.
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Urban/Suburban Interface – Enhanced outreach to new
landowners with multi-faceted educational approach to
conserve natural resources.
Develop Strategic Thinking
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Provide rewards and incentives for creating teams and
working interdisciplinary.
Provide targeted funding for strategic priorities.
Increase competitive opportunities.
Articulate and communicate our Return On Investment and
seek partnerships that support mission areas.

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