Spring 1992 // Volume 30 // Number 1

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We call them "users, "clientele," "audiences," or "learners." People, and their needs, are the rationale for the Extension System's existence. So it seems appropriate to begin 1992, and the 30th year of publication for the Journal with a focus on clientele.

Dynamic institutions are constantly in transition. The Journal is no exception. After eight months on the job, this is my first published issue. I thank former editor Michael Patton and assistant editor Colleen Schuh for making my transition into the role of editor go so smoothly. Other changes in our editorial team began with the new calendar year.

Two members of the Editorial Committee completed their terms in 1991. Terry Mikel of Arizona and Kristine Saunders of Utah served the Journal with dedication and distinction. Emmett Fiske of Washington and Donna Iams of Arizona join the committee this year. The 27 Editorial Committee members, who are named on the inside back cover, perform the invaluable service of evaluating manuscripts. They're your peers in the Journal peer review system.

Our thanks and recognition for a job well done also go to J. David Deshler of New York and Gregory Nolting of Missouri who completed their terms as Futures and Tools of the Trade editors, respectively. Michael Duttweiler of New York will take on the task of Futures editor.

To accommodate both the increasing interest in global Extension and manuscript submissions from other countries, I've established an International section for the Journal. William Rivera of Maryland will serve as editor of this section. The International section will alternate with the Futures section in coming issues. We inaugurate the International section in this issue with an interesting article from Australia about new approaches to information transfer on sustainable agriculture.