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New Edition of "Extension Evaluation Matters" Released

The Extension Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new edition of Extension Evaluation Matters, edited by Dr. John Diaz (University of Florida) and Dr. Teresa McCoy (Ohio State University). This comprehensive resource empowers Extension professionals with knowledge and tools to effectively evaluate their programs.

Designed for Practical Application

Packed with actionable resources, "Extension Evaluation Matters" equips Extension professionals to:

  • Grasp evaluation fundamentals: Chapter 1 dives into the ethical standards and core competencies that underpin strong evaluation practices.
  • Plan your evaluation: Chapter 2 guides you through defining your evaluation goals and identifying the information you need to collect.
  • Implement your evaluation: Chapter 3 provides practical steps for data collection and analysis, helping you answer your key evaluation questions.
  • Utilize evaluation findings: Chapter 4 empowers you to effectively leverage evaluation data to inform future programming and decision-making.

Enhanced and Accessible

This updated edition builds upon the original eFieldbook/website format, incorporating valuable new information for today's Extension professionals.

Supported by USDA NIFA

The development of "Extension Evaluation Matters" was supported by New Technologies for Agriculture Extension grant no. 2015-41595-24254 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Looking for More?

This publication is one of two dozen publications released by the Extension Foundation in the last several months. The entire library, including the 2022-2023 NTAE Yearbook, is here.

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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