What can you show employees if you can't show them the money? The answer sounds almostsimple-minded: Improved job performance and satisfaction. The poor performance ofAfrican national extension systems is often linked to the low educational level and dwindlingmotivational levels of most frontline extension personnel. In reaction to this situation, anuniversity educational program was developed in Ghana with an innovative curriculumincluding supervised practical field experience. All levels of mid-career level extensionpersonnel can apply to the program and 76 of these non-traditional students had graduatedfrom the program with a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture Extension at the time of this study.