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The purpose of this document is to present a series of guide-lines to assist the Extension District V (Southeast Extension District) administrators and staff, the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and other University administration in moving the District to a high level of 0fficiency in meeting the needs of the people of the District in those areas in which the Extension Service has the legal obligation to serve.
Planning is a continuous process and these planning suggestions are not ends, but steps that can be used in decision making in the future.
Extension's strength is the involvement of people in the program development process in determining, planning and carrying out programs that meet their needs. Since the early beginnings of Extension, it has been assumed that people must be reached where they are -- in terms of their level of interest and understanding, It is especially important to involve them in identifying needs, concerns and interests and to analyze problems that concern and affect them.
The plan has been developed with input from various groups including
-District V Director's Staff Advisory Committee
-District V Director's Lay Advisory Committee
-All District V Staff (County, Area and District)
The purpose of this plan then is to provide the guidelines which will enable the Southeast Extension District to serve the people in the District with a quality program appropriate for them.