See WNC Vegetable and Small Fruit News, a blog maintained by regional IPM agent Sue Colucci, for a short, but powerful post on the importance of extension. I echo her comments. If you value what we as extension researchers and educators do, now is the time to let your decision-makers know.
I truly feel that we are at a crucial junction in extension, and more broadly, at our nation's land grant universities. By all means, we need to innovate and use resources wisely, but extension is a real engine of growth and change, beyond just agriculture.
Seven reasons extension is needed today - WNC Vegetable and Small Fruit News