The paper highlights the results of a 2000 study of U.S. Extension directors who described their Extension systems related to efforts to globalize. Barriers were also identified. Fifty land-grant Directors participated. Directors recognize that globalization of Extension is underway and will become more integrated into future Extension programming. In 1990, 40 states identified no or minimal efforts to globalize. Positive changes in globalizing were seen between 1990 and 2000 with 35 Extension systems moving towards globalization. By 2010, 14 directors project globalization will be integrated into extension programming and 30 project globalization will continue. The barriers most likely to limit globalizing of state Extension systems were: limited financial support, a lack of time, lack of clientele support and globalizing not being viewed as a programming priority. Over 150 comments from directors add richness to the quantitative results reported.



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