Agent Resources

The following resources will help you understand Extension’s onboarding strategy and give you tools to use during this time.

Onboarding Strategy Flyer

You’re a new County Extension Agent, so where do you go from here? This document will provide you with a general overview of Extension’s onboarding strategy.

First Step Journal

The purpose of FIRST STEP is to provide new agents with an immediate opportunity to develop a basic understanding of key Extension concepts, principles and practices.  During FIRST STEP the responsibility of the new agents is to observe and experience the day-to-day operations of a typical county Extension office. The short journal is provided to log activities in which you participate and take notes that can help you when you get to your home county.

New Agent Study Guide

The Extension Agent Self Study Guide is a tool to be completed by new County Extension Agents within the first six months of employment.  It is an organized plan of observation and participation under the guidance of District Extension Administrator, County Extension Director, Regional Program Director, Mentor and/or Co-worker.

Mentoring in Extension

The Mentoring Guidelines publication gives detail related to the purpose, philosophy, goals and participant responsibilities within the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Mentor program.  Mentors and Mentees will find this resource helpful in understanding the program and their role within it.

New CEA Note Pages

These note pages have been created for new Agents to use during scheduled meetings with Extension personnel. These scheduled meetings are outlined in the “Timeline Flowchart” pages, which can be accessed through the sidebar on the right.

Helpful Websites for County Extension Agents

These links will provide CEA’s with many tools that will be helpful.

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