What do you want your title to say about you?

Happy Monday,

I subscribe to several random blogs, one of them is The Adventures of Dairy Carrie…I think I need a drink. In today’s posting she talks about the title we label ourselves with and what it says to others, what it signifies, and ultimately are we short changing ourselves by using a lesser title? So what does the title you give yourself say? How do others interpret it? Is Extension Educator/Assistant/Specialist appropriate for us? If you could rename our title what would you call us? I am kind of fond of “problem-solving, money-saving, outside of box thinking, fun-having Educator” šŸ™‚ What about you?

About lindsaychichester

Hi! I am an University of Nevada Extension Educator focusing on food and agriculture systems. Agriculture runs deep in my veins as I grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch in Northern California, was a 10 year 4-H member, received a formal education in agricultural systems, and have worked a variety of jobs in the industry. I have a Master of Science in Animal Science, a Master of Art in Speech Communications, and a PhD in Systems Agriculture from West Texas A&M University. Join me as I make agriculture fun and exciting while highlighting the science and research.
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6 Responses to What do you want your title to say about you?

  1. I think the question of “how do others interpret it?” is an interesting one. I’m wondering whether the general public makes much of a distinction between “educator” and the more traditional “county agent.” At least, I’m still referred to as the “county agent” or “ag agent” by the majority of clientele in my county.

    • lindsaychichester says:

      Monte, I agree. I think most people, and especially the older generation still prefer ag agent or county agent. Very good point!

  2. Katie Pleskac says:

    I would call us ‘the jack of all trades” educators.

  3. Kae Russell says:

    The position I hold is called 4-H Program Manager & Youth Development Coordinator which I think sounds stronger than Extension Assistant, is much more descriptive and explains the position better to stakeholders. We need to communicate outside our core group and a job/position title can be an effective marketing tool. It is a little lengthy though!

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