This article explores how evaluation has been developed and expanded within the Cooperative Extension system, from the beginning of agricultural education in America in 1800 to the present day. Important periods across the history of Extension evaluation have been identified and categorized according to major themes and significant contributions of Extension individuals and organizations. Challenges for the future of evaluation within Extension are discussed.
Nichols, A., Blake, S. M., Chazdon, S., & Radhakrishna, R. (2015). From Farm Results Demonstrations to Multistate Impact Designs: Cooperative Extension Navigates its Way Through Evaluation Pathways. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(2), 7. https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse/vol3/iss2/7
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