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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.


  1. Central Region Welcomes to Knox County

    Mar 27, 2018

    Miranda McElroy, Office Assistant, who started on March 5, 2018.

  2. Central Region Welcomes to Fairfield County

    Dec 4, 2017

    Boone Troyer, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, who started on November 27, 2017.

  3. Central Region Nov. 15 Zoom Recordings

    Nov 16, 2017

    Central Region Recordings from the November 15 Zoom Meeting.

    DesignEXT Update (39 minutes)
    Information from Advancement (29 minutes)

    OSUE What's nEXT blog.