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Impact Statements and Ignite Presentations

NDSU Extension Service 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. Ignite presentations are video-recorded summaries of programs that make a difference.


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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 Living Ag Classroom: Whole Farm Cycle
Kelcey Hoffmann, Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources
File application/x-troff-ms Zone Soil Sampling to Improve Fertilizer Use Efficiency in North Dakota Cropping Systems
Dave Franzen, Extension Soil Specialist
File Will Field Tiling Work for All Soils?
Naeem Kalwar, Extension Area Specialist/Soil Health
File RealAudio document Jamestown Afterschool Gardening Program
Alicia Harstad, Stutsman NDSU Extension Agent, Stutsman County and Luella Morehouse, EFNEP/FNP Nutrition Ed. Asst.
File application/x-troff-ms Evaluating the Sustainability of Beef Cattle Breeding Systems
Carl Dahlen, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

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