EXTENSION PROFESSIONALS' CREED

I Believe in people and their hopes, their aspirations, and their faith; in their right to make their own plans and arrive at their own decisions; in their ability and power to enlarge their lives and plan for the happiness of those they love.

I Believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination, and leadership; that these are the keys to democracy and that people when given facts they understand, will act not only in their self-interest, but also in the interest of society.

I Believe that education is a lifelong process and the greatest university is the home; that my success as a teacher is proportional to those qualities of mind and spirit that give me welcome entrance to the homes of the families I serve.

I Believe in intellectual freedom to search for and present the truth without bias and with courteous tolerance toward the views of others.

I Believe that Extension is a link between the people and the ever-changing discoveries in the laboratories.

I Believe in the public institutions of which I am a part.

I Believe in my own work and in the opportunity I have to make my life useful to humanity.

Because I Believe these things, I am an Extension professional.

ESP Calendar

ESP YouTube Videos

Bill Northey accepts ESP 2018 Friend of Extension Award
Bill Northey accepts ESP 2018 Friend of Extension Award

Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation in the United States Department of Agriculture, accepts the 2018 ESP Friend of Extension award in Manhattan, Kansas.

Dr. Tim Cross Ruby Lecture
Dr. Tim Cross Ruby Lecture

Dr. Tim Cross delivers the ESP Ruby Lecture on October 2, 2018 in Manhattan, KS.

Bob Moore ESP Friend of Extension Award Winner
Bob Moore ESP Friend of Extension Award Winner

Comments by Bob Moore after receiving the 2018 National ESP Friend of Extension Award

ESP 2019 Colorado Springs Conference Video
ESP 2019 Colorado Springs Conference Video

Invitation to attend the National ESP Conference in Colorado Springs, October 14-17, 2019

Bob Ohlensehlen ESP farewell interview
Bob Ohlensehlen ESP farewell interview

Elizabeth Claypoole, ESP 2018 President has a discussion with retiring Epsilon Sigma Phi Executive Director, Bob Ohlensehlen.

Learning Digital Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Programming
Learning Digital Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Programming

This is a professional development webinar sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Phi. The presenter is Amy Cole, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. What tactics are best for marketing your Extension events? In this session I'll cover social media, e-newsletter, and website marketing best pr...

Healthy Transition into Retirement
Healthy Transition into Retirement

Extension webinar presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi and Kansas State Extension