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2017 Director Update Videos

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Dr. Richard Bonanno, NC State Extension director, shares organizational updates for employees via a monthly or bi-monthly video. Extension leadership aims to foster meaningful dialogue with employees, improving both how we share and how we listen.

Employees can submit feedback and questions for future update videos directly to Dr. Bonanno at

View the current year Director Update Videos here.

View archived director update videos for: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016

November/December 2017

Summary of topics:

September/October 2017

Summary of topics:

  • Extension employee awards and accolades
  • County center signage updates (Request Form:
  • EHRA pay increases in October checks
  • Extension district conferences – mandatory employee meetings
  • Remember to take time for family and friends during the holiday season!

July/August 2017

Summary of topics:

  • NC State Extension’s “Home Grown” web series & Simone Keith’s video education program for employees
  • Revamping the campus reporting system and metrics
  • 2017 Extension award nominations process and timeline
  • Extension communication needs assessment/survey

May/June 2017

Summary of topics:

  • NC State Extension budget & career ladder
  • Hemp industry in North Carolina
  • USDA APHIS and Animal Welfare Act
  • New Wolftime system
  • Branding resources & templates

March/April 2017

Summary of topics:

  • NC State Extension Annual Report
  • Summary of May’s Business Mastery Class in Raleigh
  • P-card deadlines for the fiscal year
  • Almanac Gardener changes & plans
  • New Program Teams
  • CALS Extension Faculty Hires Update

January/February 2017

Summary of topics:

  • Extension’s Service Awards Program honorees
  • 2017 Extension summer internship program
  • N.C. corn growers referendum (commodity assessment program)
  • Final co-branding agreement with N.C. A&T, including employee name badges
  • New state-level Extension employees
  • Travel reimbursement policy changes
  • Area Specialized Agents (ASA)