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Extension's Public Purposes and Value in Troubled Times

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University of Minnesota Extension and the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education will co-host a session, "Extension's Public Purposes and Value in Troubled Times" on Wednesday, September 19, 4-5:30 p.m.

As part of the yearlong UMN Land Grant 150 anniversary celebration of the Morrill Act, Scott J. Peters, professor at Syracuse University and co-director, Imagining America, and Richard Senese, Extension senior associate dean, will address the following fundamental questions:

  • What is Extension?
  • What are its public purposes and value in troubled times like ours?
  • And, what does it offer to the urgent work of renewing and sustaining our economy, our environment and our democracy?
These questions and others will be taken up in conversation, drawing lessons from forgotten aspects of Extension history, and from contemporary work in Minnesota and elsewhere.  The event will be broadcast live at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, Room 42, St. Paul Campus, and is also available online for web streaming.  Register to attend in person or online through the event website.

Diana Martenson
Organization and Program Development Specialist

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