e-Extension CoMotion

Another year had passed that brought together the e-Extension coordinators for the e-Extension CoMotion: 3rd Program Assessment and Planning Workshop last March 15-19, 2010 at Oasis Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga .

Year 2009 was a momentous year for e-Extension with the launching of Text Support Center in February and eventually the Farmers' Contact Center (FCC) in November. With both services formally launched under the e-Farming component of the e-Extension program comes the challenge of making it reach to the ultimate clients, the farmers.

This year's assessment and planning workshop updated coordinators on the components of e-Extension and on the institutionalization plan of the Techno Gabay program. The coordinators assessed the previous year's implementation of the e-Learning and e-Farming components of e-Extension program and formulated action plans for 2010 particularly in the promotion of the FCC and the e-learning courses. The coordinators were also briefed on the implementation of the web-based agricultural extension workers database.

The activity however, was not just work. The coordinators had fun during the team building activities that were integrated in their schedule to foster camaraderie and teamwork. As in the past, 2010 is another challenging year for e-extension coordinators. It could be true that good work gains more work and we could agree with Steve Pavlina who said: "If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work."