Agricultural Extension Educators seeking better ways to evaluate complex, multi-strategyprograms that assist individuals transform their lives conducted action research to test the applicationof Outcomes Engineering concepts originally developed for evaluation work in social serviceagencies. Six concepts considered in the testing process were vision, mission, “whos”, outcomechallenges, success markers, and journey mapping. Causal relationship between a program and anoutcome were considered and useful theoretical constructs were developed. SOME (Success OutcomeMarkers in Extension) is the practical application of the findings.

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