What is a stakeholder?
A stakeholder is someone who is involved with an organization and therefore has responsibilities toward it and an interest in its success. Extension stakeholders are decision makers who have ownership for supporting extension programs and who -- along with their constituents -- benefit from those programs. They have the capacity to generate goodwill and obtain resources to support the Extension mission.
Stakeholders include, but are not limited to, state and federal legislators; county commissioners and other county officeholders; city officeholders; local, state and national program partners; and community leaders.
Working with Elected Officials – A Guide for Agents and Board Members: Tips to help extension staff and volunteers learn about, support, and become advocates of K-State Research and Extension s local educational efforts.