New County Extension Agents
County Extension Agent Development System
Overview of the System
The County Extension Agent Development System is divided into three major phases. These three phases are orientation, core training and professional development. The nature of the learning experiences associated with these changes in accordance with the tenure of the agents for which the experiences are planned.
During orientation and core training phases, all agents participate in the same standard curriculum. The purpose of this training is to help you acquire the base level knowledge and skills needed on the job. As your tenure with the organization increases, learning will become more self-directed. You select the learning experiences that help you remain current in subject matter, the profession, meet long-term career goals, or respond to emerging local programming needs.