Extension and Entrepreneurial Thinking: A WDinExt Podcast

Working Differently in ExtensionI had a great conversation today with Alice Henneman, UNL Extension, and Joanne Kinsey, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, about their blog post, “How Extension Can Think Like an Entrepreneur.”

We talked about the traits of an entrepreneur (according to Gallup) and what it might mean to Cooperative Extension if we were more entrepreneurial.

I think there is definitely potential for us to work differently by thinking like entrepreneurs; innovating to reach new and more diverse audiences, finding new ways to make meaningful impacts and growing the capacity of our communities to address grand challenges.

I do worry that administrators and legislators might think “entrepreneurial” only means Extension professionals chasing after alternative funding.

Enjoy the show.

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