High-Touch versus High-Tech in Extension

I would like to introduce you to Jeremiah Terrell, Human Development and Family Science Specialist and County Program Director for University of Missouri Extension. I interviewed Jeremiah at NEAFCS 2016 and he gave thought-provoking answers to questions about innovation and technology use in Extension work. Much of Jeremiah’s programming involves face-to-face interaction and relationship-building. Below are his responses to questions about high-touch versus high-tech and where potential lies for our most impactful programming. Enjoy!


Can you describe your most impactful

Educational Texts: Lessons Learned from Body Quest

I would like to introduce you to Katie Funderburk, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist in Alabama. Katie is also the Nutrition and Evaluation Coordinator for the Nutrition Education Program and SNAP-ED for ACES. I met Katie at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) conference last week, and asked her to share some of the exciting work she’s doing. Enjoy.


Can you describe Body Quest for us?

Body Quest is a SNAP-Ed school-based obesity prevention initiative …