Annual Reports

Resources for creating your 2023 Annual Report

Annual Reports help tell the Extension impact story. They provide a convenient historical archive of county Extension efforts for the year. Together, they demonstrate the positive impact Extension provides families, businesses, and communities across the state. By reflecting and evaluating a previous year's impact, annual reports provide assistance on forward-looking program planning. Annual reports are a legal requirement of the Extension system.

Attend the upcoming trainings.


OVERVIEW:  Watch the recording of the annual report process overview

DATA: Making the Most Out of Your Data: Watch the recording on how to access your end-of-year data.

WRITING: Writing Your Best Report Yet: Watch the recording on how to gather the data to create impactful stories.

DESIGN: Using the Design Template to Maximize Impact: Watch the recording for tips to add pizzazz to the InDesign Template. Need to start at the beginning? Here’s a great video on using the InDesign template.  


  • October: Training
    • October 4: Overview
    • October 11: Data
    • October 18: Writing
    • October 25: Design
  • October 4: Annual Report Toolkit Available @
  • Before November 1: Submit the name of your report point person to Dolan Klein and Matt Wiley via email. At that time, Matt will provide a private link for each unit to submit their content.
  • NEW: January 17: Tentative outline of your report is due to Dolan Klein.
  • January 22: Final data will be available in the new data dashboard from Beth Welbes. Access the dashboard at Some data sets may be available mid-December.
    • Counties may choose which data points they wish to feature in their report, highlighting the areas they were most successful.
  • January 17: Units may begin submitting Impact report.
    • NEW: Submit your report details at
      • Content must be reviewed by county director and assistant director prior to submission.
    • Place all content (images, text, or design file) in your unique Box file provided by Matt.
  • NEW: March 15: Final deadline for ADs to review unit content prior to its submission to MarCom.
  • March 22: Final deadline for units to submit content for unit annual reports.
    • 30-Day Turnaround: It is our goal to have a final draft back to each unit within 30 days of receiving the final content piece. That timing does not begin until the final piece of any missing content is provided and ends with our submission of the draft copy to counties for review.
  • June 1: Deadline to submit reimbursement form up to $1,000 for printing cost. Units must use the state printer to be eligible for reimbursement.
    • Units will be billed directly by the printer. The bill will be sent to the address the bulk orders were mailed.
    • Units should pay the bill with a Pcard. Please pay your bill promptly. The wage and soy ink forms are available in the annual report Support Documents folder.
    • Submit your invoice, paid receipt, and account fund number to Dylan Hamilton who will submit it to the Extension Business Office for reimbursement up to $1,000.

Toolkit Resources


The toolkit includes the following resources.