Developing educational programs based on community needs is the foundation of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s success. The Leadership Advisory Boards process provides an avenue to hear from all types of clientele and people within a county. Providing solutions to county problems and issues will allow AgriLife Extension to remain viable to constituents. What could be more important to AgriLife Extension than listening to its “customers” – the people of Texas?
Issue identification is one of the most important processes conducted at the county level. Since 1999, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has conducted a grassroots issue identification process approximately every 5 years called the Texas Community Future Forum (TCFF). This community open forum allows citizens to identify and prioritize issues important to their county and the state. This is a major source of issues that will guide your programs for the next several years. This year marks the 20th anniversary of TCFF so we want to make it a great success.
Our ability to meet educational needs depends on knowing what local residents see as their issues that impact their lives. There is no way to know the answers to these questions unless they are asked. Therefore, Extension will involve the Leadership Advisory Boards in a process to ask residents what is important to them through the 2019 Texas Community Futures Forum.
Between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019 each county in the state will need to conduct a TCFF event. The resources for the 2019 TCFF process have been placed on the Texas Resources website. You can easily download these resources by accessing them through the rotating banner at the top of the site or by the collection spotlight in the right hand column. More resources will be added on a regular basis.
A complete guide book has been developed to assist county faculty in coordinating the event with their Leadership Advisory Boards. TCFF Guidebook – 2019
In addition, please use the link below to provide us with information on your event. This includes the date of your event and who will serve as the main contact.