Extension Professional’s Creed
I BELIEVE in people and their hopes, their aspirations, and their faith; in their right to make their own plans and arrive at their own decisions; in their ability and power to enlarge their lives and plan for the happiness of those they love.
I BELIEVE that education, of which Extension work is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination, and leadership, that these are keys to democracy and that people, when given facts they understand, will act not only in their self-interest but also in the interest of society.
I BELIEVE that education is a lifelong process and the greatest university is the home; that my success as a teacher is proportional to those qualities of mind and spirit that give me welcome entrance to the homes of the families I serve.
I BELIEVE in intellectual freedom to search for the present, the truth without bias and with courteous tolerance toward the views of others.
I BELIEVE that the Extension Service is a link between the people and the ever-changing discoveries in the laboratories.
I BELIEVE in the public institutions of which I am a part.
I BELIEVE in my own work and in the opportunity I have to make my life useful to mankind. Because
I BELIEVE these things, I am an Extension worker.