I Believe in people and their hopes, their aspirations, and their faith;
in their right to make their own plans and arrive at their own decisions;
in their ability and power to enlarge their lives and plan for the
happiness of those they love.
I Believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part,
is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination, and leadership;
that these are the keys to democracy and that people when given facts they
understand, will act not only in their self-interest, but also in the interest of society.
I Believe that education is a lifelong process and the greatest university is the home; that my success as a teacher is proportional to those qualities of mind
and spirit that give me welcome entrance to the homes of the families I serve.
I Believe in intellectual freedom to search for and present the truth without
bias and with courteous tolerance toward the views of others.
I Believe that Extension is a link between the people and the
ever-changing discoveries in the laboratories.
I Believe in the public institutions of which I am a part.
I Believe in my own work and in the opportunity I have to
make my life useful to humanity.
Because I Believe these things, I am an Extension professional.
The creed was written by W.A. Lloyd in 1922 and adopted by ESP in 1927
Video Version of the Extension Workers Creed
(Courtesy Texas A&M University