AG Futures Process

A process designed to develop and implement a new business model for the college and address budget strategies in order to emerge as a stronger, more agile college well positioned to address the future. This process builds on the college strategic plan, which informs decision making and resource allocation.

AG Futures Spotlight

Program Teams and Priorities
Penn State Extension's new programmatic model focuses on unique areas of excellence and empowers program teams to develop and deliver high quality programs in all 67 counties.
District Model for Administrative Services
Penn State Extension implements a plan to restructure the current system of providing administrative support to Extension Educators and county offices in order to streamline operations, improve efficiency, eliminate duplication and maximize productivity.
Strategic Leadership Roadmap
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences roadmap: declaration, values, and drivers for change.

Latest Updates on the Ag Futures Process

Academic Department Core Staffing Process
May 15, 2012
Outline of the steps to complete the restructuring process for core academic support staff in the nine new departments.
Penn State Extension restructuring takes shape
May 4, 2012
In a move to implement a new model of program delivery, the organization has appointed program leaders who will spearhead development of statewide educational programming that is structured around expertise and focused on addressing the needs of key industries and audiences.
Academic Department Heads Named
April 16, 2012
After careful deliberation and close consultation with faculty and staff, Dean Bruce McPheron on April 13, 2012, announced department chairs to lead the College's nine reconstituted academic departments.