Registration is closed. The next offering starts in October 2011. For an advance notification, contact George Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on regional delivery systems and specialization in other states, see the blog. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/morse001/gwmspecial/.
For evidence on how the 2004 restructuring in Minnesota has worked out, see these publications:
Ahmed, A., & Morse, G. W. (2010). Opportunities and threats created by Extension field staff specialization. Journal of Extension [On-line], 48(1) Article 1RIB3. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2010february/rb3.php
Morse, G., Markell, J., O’Brien, P., Ahmed, A., Klein, T., & Coyle, L. (2009). The Minnesota response: Cooperative Extension’s money and mission crisis. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. Available as an eBook, paper back, or hard cover from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
Schmitt, M. A., & Bartholomay, T. (2009). Organizational restructuring and its effect on agricultural extension educator satisfaction and effectiveness. Journal of Extension [On-line], 47(2) Article 2RIB1. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2009april/rb1.php