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Presentation to the U of M Extension Citizens' Advisory Committee in 2004

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  • Vital Forests and the Woodland Advisor Program Eli Sagor Regional Extension Educator [email_address] (612) 624-6948 Extension Citizens’ Advisory Committee
  • Public value
    • Healthy, vibrant ecosystems
    • Recreation and culture
    • Economy: $7 billion from wood products
  • Woodland Advisor
    • A master volunteer program offering learning and leadership opportunities around forest ecology, forest products, and agroforestry issues to the citizens of Minnesota.
  • Woodland Advisor
    • 45 hours of training
    • annual conference
    • volunteer projects
  • Woodland Advisor
    • Master Volunteer program
    • 45 hours on:
      • Forest ecology
      • Wood products
      • Agroforestry
      • Woodland management
  • REE locations
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • REE locations
  • LEE REE Campus specialist
  • Extension’s unique role
    • Research-based content: curriculum
    • Standardized and local
  • Partner roles
    • Local private woodland councils
    • Minnesota Forestry Association
    • MN DNR
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  • Financial self-sufficiency
    • Direct delivery expenses are fully paid through fees and contracts
    • Working toward partial salary offset
  • Program impacts
    • More education and information for landowners
    • Citizen engagement
    • More productive, healthy forest land base
  • Question :
    • We’re trying to reach a huge and dispersed audience. Relationships and quality of instruction are paramount. How can we grow without sacrificing quality?