June 1998 // Volume 36 // Number 3

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Dear Reader,

If there is a theme to this issue of your Journal of Extension, it is probably "impact." Do Extension educational programs make a difference? How do you know?

From Penn State comes a study of farm finance workshops and how farmers applied their new knowledge. North Carolina offers a report on school-age care programs. The authors also offer some thoughts about how such studies might be done in the future. Ohio State submits a review of its 4-H Teen Community Leadership College.

Of course, there are other topics well, such as employee motivation, Extension in-service programs, and examples of how you determine educational needs of your clientele.

We like to think that your Journal mirrors some of the concerns, changes in programming, and triumphs of the Extension System.

So happy reading and look for the next issue in late August.

Leonard Calvert, editor