University of California
ANR Statewide Conference 2018

8D. Research Topics

Martialing Your Inner Resources for Better Extension Practice

Whether working with 4-H’ers or farmers or finance managers, building and maintaining good relationships with the people we work with is the secret sauce of extension work. While it can be a joy, it can also be a challenge, particularly when dealing with contentious issues. Come build your toolbox for relationship work as a key extension practice through a series of interactive, experiential exercises aimed at increasing your capacity to work with conflict and strong emotions, listen actively, and self-reflect.


Juliet McMullin, UC Riverside
Faith Kearns, Academic Coordinator, California Institute for Water Resources
Susie Kocher, Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor, Central Sierra CE
Martin Smith, CE Specialist, Population Health & Reproduction, VetMed, UC Davis
Dan Stark, UC ANR


Strategic Planning Goal #1: Strengthen research and extension partnerships

Planning Committee: Faith Kearns, Susie Kocher, Martin Smith, Dan Stark 

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