“Telling our Story”. You will hear this as one of the most important jobs we do as employees for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Accountability is central to the relevance of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. As a state agency who receives funding from federal, state, local, and grant/contract sources, we must be good stewards of the funding we receive.

Accountability of our program is a high priority for everyone in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The TexasData system is our accountability system and is used as a way to plan our programs, collect information about those programs, and retrieve that information thereby allowing us to 'Tell Our Story'.  Reporting to the TexasData system is required of all specialists and agents.  This course is designed to teach new employees how to enter plans of work, report to those plans of work, and retrieve the data entered on those reports in order to better serve our stakeholders. 

As you continue through the course be sure to read the specific navigation instructions.  Each section will contain a quiz which will require a passing grade of 100% in order to continue to the next course section.  Upon completion of the course, you will be granted a certificate which you will need to print and present to your supervisor as proof of completion.

If you have questions on the content or curriculum materials, please contact: mmpayne@tamu.edu

If you have technical difficulties accessing resources in the course, contact: learnonline@ag.tamu.edu

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Our knowledge and skill at working wisely must grow alongside our increasing technology use. Knowing how to handle sensitive personal information is both common sense and a legal obligation.

This course will help you learn what sensitive information is legally classified as confidential and how to protect that information when you store, transmit, and travel with it. Understanding which technologies and methods are safe and which to avoid is the key to protecting yourself and others personal information.

The course has two tracks, one in a traditional online training style and the other in newer interactive game like style where you earn points for good choices. Whichever you choose enjoy the course and learn how to protect sensitive information. 


If you have questions on the content or curriculum materials, please contact: Jim.Segers@ag.tamu.edu

If you have technical difficulties accessing resources in the course, contact: learnonline@ag.tamu.edu

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The first in the Extension Onboarding series, this course provides new Extension employees with the history and roots of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at a national, state, and local level.  We begin with a history of the Land-Grant institution, followed by Extension's history, and finally what it means to be a modern extension educator.  This course also outlines the agency's mission and principles which guide agents and specialists in their drive to extend knowledge and share solutions with Texans.

If you have questions on the content or curriculum materials, please contact: mmpayne@tamu.edu

If you have technical difficulties accessing resources in the course, contact: learnonline@ag.tamu.edu

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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression". 

The second in the Extension Foundations series, this course provides new Extension Employees with information about professionalism in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Your appearance has a bearing on your program, just as the program planning does! For enrollment information contact Organizational Development or contact Philip Shackelford at p-shackelford@exchange.tamu.edu.

If you have questions on the content or curriculum materials, please contact: mmpayne@tamu.edu

If you have technical difficulties accessing resources in the course, contact: learnonline@ag.tamu.edu

The third in the Extension Foundations series, this course provides new Extension Employees with an introduction to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Development Model. If you plan your programs correctly, including all of the steps in the following model, your programs will have a much greater chance of achieving the results that you, and your stakeholders desire. For enrollment information contact Organizational Development or contact Philip Shackelford at p-shackelford@exchange.tamu.edu.

If you have questions on the content or curriculum materials, please contact: mmpayne@tamu.edu

If you have technical difficulties accessing resources in the course, contact: learnonline@ag.tamu.edu

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This course, another in the Extension Foundations series, provides new Extension Employees with information about volunteerism in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. By taking this course, employees will better understand their role as a volunteer administrator at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.For enrollment information contact Organizational Development.

Subject Matter: Chris Boleman & Courtney Dodd

This course, another in the Extension Foundations series, is a self-directed course for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension employees. Participants completing this course will understand that fiscal accountability is the responsibility of all in the organization by seeing application of the organizational guidelines in various scenarios. For enrollment information contact Organizational Development or contact Donna Alexander, Texas A&M AgriLife Fiscal Services at d-alexand@tamu.edu.

This course describes intellectual property and explains the basics of the copyright and trademark laws, taking a practical approach that relates to situations faced by practicing Extension professionals.

For Questions or comments contact:
Tom Knecht, Ed.D., Mississippi State University
Ned Browning, Ph.D., Mississippi State University