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Impact Statements

NDSU Extension Impact Statements are brief summaries of the economic, environmental or social outcomes of our educational efforts. They summarize our accomplishments and their impact on our state and its citizens.

Impact Statement Guide and Template

Public Value Statement - Journal of Extension Article

Public Value Statement - video by Laura Kalambokidis, Professor, University of Minnesota


Tips for Writing Great Statements

  • Impacts statements are data driven
  • Write professionally, avoid jargon or acronyms
  • List clear and concise situation statement/objectives in the situation section.
  • Be sure to give the context; what happened, who/numbers attending and incorporate into the Extension response section
  • Use an evaluation tool that yields outcomes data (level 2 or higher) and to incorporate into the Impact section and anecdotal feedback for the Feedback section

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You can find the latest Impact Statements listed below.

File PDF document Feeding for Profit - Multi-year Impact
Mark Miller, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
File PDF document 2020 Farm Bill Education in Ward County
Paige Brummund, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
File PDF document On the Move to Better Health: Kids Cooking School in Burleigh and Morton Counties
Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske, Extension Agent, Family and Community Wellness
File PDF document Establishing a Safe Recreational Activity for Families to Enjoy the Outdoors
Adrian Biewer, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
File PDF document Photography: If you can think it, you can capture it
4-H Youth Development, 4-H Youth Development Specialist

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