Biological Systems Engineering


Date of this Version

July 2003


Written for presentation at the 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Sponsored by ASAE, Riviera Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 27- 30 July 2003. Copyright © 2003 D. Huntrods, R. Koelsch, and F. Humenik.


This paper introduces the LPES curriculum project, summarizing the curriculum development process, the final curriculum materials, and the outreach activities. Following an overview of the LPES Curriculum Impact Survey, the authors will present representative examples of uses and modifications made of the LPES curriculum as it is used with targeted audiences. This model for utilizing national expertise to address state and local educational needs may have benefit in other extension education programs as land grant university resources decrease. The paper concludes with a discussion of lessons learned from this national extension education curriculum development effort.