From the Editor
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Jim Connors, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at the University of Idaho. I received my PhD from Michigan State University and have worked at both the University of Arizona and now at the University of Idaho. My international experiences have taken me to the Russian Federation, Lithuania and Costa Rica.
On January 1, 1999, I had the pleasure of assuming the duties of the Editor of the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. As I begin my term as Editor, I would like to sincerely thank Satish Verma for his three years of outstanding service to the Journal and the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Under Satish=s leadership, the Journal continued to grow and has developed into a well-written professional publication.
As Editor, I have high hopes of moving the Journal forward into the next century. If the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education is to become more widely distributed publication, we, the members of AIAEE must make every effort to promote it with our friends and colleagues around the world. If you know of an organization or individual in agricultural and extension education who you think could benefit from receiving the Journal, please let me know. I would be happy to send them a complimentary issue to promote the Journal and increase subscriptions, paper submissions and readership.
Helping me coordinate the business and scholarly review of the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education is the Editorial Board (listed on the previous pages). These agricultural and extension professionals from around the world have volunteered their time and effort to improve the operation and professional standards of the publication. If you ever have any comment or suggestion, please let one of them know, or contact me directly.
Finally, I look to you, the membership of the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education, to help to improve the Journal. I look forward to receiving your Feature Articles, Tools of the Profession and Commentary Articles. The Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education will only improve with your active participation in this scholarly endeavor.