Coordination of programs and sharing resources within the region has been a long-standing priority of Southern Extension Administrators and Directors. For years, the Southern Extension Directors looked to four program committees to share resources and coordinate programs across the Southern region--Agriculture and Natural Resources, Home Economics, 4-H Youth, and Community Resource Development. Extension Administrators.
This worked well until the economic, social, and political environments in the South and nation began changing so rapidly and frequently that a new structure was required, one that would enable the system to respond rapidly with multidisciplinary, issues-based programs.
As part of the National eXtension site, the SRDC, in partnership with colleagues across the country, organized this eXtension “Community of Practice” whose focus is supporting entrepreneurs and the communities in which they live. The site features resources, briefs, Webinars, and a calendar of related events.
NACDEP is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals.