February 1997 // Volume 35 // Number 1

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Dear Reader,

Evaluation, accountability, needs assessment are all current buzz words in the Extension System and this issue of the Journal of Extension is no exception. You'll find a lot of information about evaluation, accountability, and program planning using a needs assessment approach.

At the same time, there's a reminder that basic Extension education approaches still apply to finding and working with new audiences.

A this time, we want to welcome four new members to the editorial committee. Committee members are the folks who review articles for publication in the Journal. New members are Fred Herndon, Virginia; Mary Ann Sward, Oregon; Judy Winn, Texas; and Sue Buck, Oklahoma. We look forward to working with them.

It's also time to salute the retiring members of the committee, most of whom went through the transition from a print publication to an on-line operations. We will miss working with Greg Hutchins, Wisconsin; Barbara Hunter, New Hampshire; Kathleen Parrott, Virginia; Kathy Prochaska-Cue, Nebraska; Bill Umscheid, Kentucky; and Barbara White, USDA. Their efforts are much appreciated.

The Journal is also interested in people who would like to serve on the review committee. It would be desirable to have a bank of candidates for the committee from which to select when vacancies occur.

In the meantime, keep those manuscripts coming.

Len Calvert, editor