From the Editor
Greeting to all members of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) and to all readers of the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education! It is springtime in the northern hemisphere; a great time to plant and nourish the educational seeds of professional development. I am hopeful that by the time you read this, you have planted your seeds by completing the registration process and have plans to attend the 21st Annual Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference planners have put together a fantastic schedule, which can be viewed at http://www.aiaee.org/index.html; take time to view the conference events today.
It doesn’t seem possible that three years have passed so quickly since I became editor of the JIAEE. Three years as editor have broadened my knowledge and understanding of the scholarship representing international agricultural and extension education. I begin my second three-year term as JIAEE editor with this issue, Volume 12(1). The JIAEE has made many advances in the past three years; now we must challenge ourselves to increase the level of scholarship (rigor, timeliness, impact on the profession, etc.) reported in the JIAEE over the next years. Please don’t forget that the JIAEE will no longer publish an annual summer issue as a “Conference Issue,” but will publish it as a regular issue (similar to spring and fall issues), replete with peer-reviewed research produced by our AIAEE members. In addition, our annual fall issue will contain a new component; you’ll have to ask me what it is at the AIAEE Conference if you want to know before the fall issue reaches your mailbox. Finally, sometimes we have to undo those things that are not easily undone; please note the erratum below.
The 21st Annual AIAEE Conference in San Antonio, Texas will be a great time to increase your knowledge base, acquaint yourself with current research, and add to your professional skills through the post-conference workshop. AIAEE conference planners have prepared an exciting assortment of activities, and as always, it is a great time to renew friendships throughout the profession. I wish you all safe travels to San Antonio! Please remember to promote greater understanding of agricultural and extension education worldwide!
Gary J. Wingenbach, Editor
Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education