Success Stories

Success Stories of Covid-19

While we are all working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have success stories of how we continue to serve our clients across Louisiana while remaining at a distance. We are collecting the success stories from Faculty and Agents, that we can share internally, use in news and social media, upload to the national land-grant impact database and use in the playbook for the next time we may need to work remotely in any crisis.

Covid-19 Success Stories/Impact

An impact report is a brief summary, in lay terms, of the social, environmental or economic outcomes of your efforts. It states accomplishments and payoff to society. A good impact report answers the questions "So what?" and "Who cares?" A good impact report illustrates change in at least one of the following areas:
• Economic value or efficiency
• Environmental quality
• Social/individual well-being

Relevance: (100-150 words)

  • Defines the importance of the issue
  • Describes how the issue was identified
  • Tells how education or research can help to address the issue
  • Identifies the target audience

Response: (150-200 words)

  • Briefly lists and/or describes educational efforts or research methodology
  • Tells when and where the educational activities were conducted
  • What did you do to adapt your program to working with an audience at a distance?
  • What new approach was used rather than a traditional method of delivery?
  • Include links to news or social media related to your action.
  • Identifies partners and collaborators

Results: describes the changes that occurred as a result of the educational program or research and how the changes were evaluated and documented. (200-300 words)

The results section will be different than our traditional impact reporting because we may not have immediate results of the difference we made through evaluations. But we will have outputs of how many we reached through working at a distance.

  • What was your audience reach?
  • What was the engagement of your audience?
  • Will you continue these approaches after the pandemic is over? Why or why not?
  • Do you have anecdotal responses from your audience on changes in knowledge, skills, attitude and behavior?
  • Include links to news or social media related to your results.
  • Include a summary statement

Use the fillable PDF form or Word document and then submit your document(s) to Frankie Gould and Melissa Cater at Outreach@agcenter.lsu.edu .

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