The Role of Extension in Communicating Contentious Issues

Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
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Extension educators must sometimes address issues that are contentious or controversial. Examples include:

  • Climate change
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
  • Water rights
  • Endangered species

This factsheet provides suggestions for dealing with controversial subject matter so that you can address potentially contentious issues while maintaining your constituents ' Aos trust. (2 pages)

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