Expanding the reach of extension through social media Academic Article uri icon


  • With increasing numbers of the public using social media applications, Extension professionals have the ability to apply these same tools to connect with their clients. This article demonstrates how a social media toolset can be employed by Extension professionals by identifying how Extension professionals are currently using social media, illustrating how social media can be integrated into outreach and measured, and describing opportunities and challenges for Extension professionals enhancing their work with social media. With this information, Extension professionals will be better prepared to expand their outreach efforts using social media. 2014 Extension Journal Inc.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Gharis, L. W., Bardon, R. E., Evans, J. L., Hubbard, W. G., & Taylor, E.

complete list of authors

  • Gharis, LW||Bardon, RE||Evans, JL||Hubbard, WG||Taylor, E

publication date

  • January 2014