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Connecting Climate to Communities- A Webinar Series from NECI

The NECI Curriculum Development Team is hosting a Spring webinar series on the 4th Wed of the month! This free webinar series features 17 outreach perspectives for engaging different communities in addressing climate. The goal is to share resources, stories, methods, and tools from across the U.S. for re-use locally. The primary audience is extension educators but this webinar series is applicable to all citizens. February's webinar: YOUTH & Climate , Register HERE . This hour long...

Invitation to Participate: Strengthening Collaboration Between the National Aging Network and Cooperative Extension

Exploring Collaboration: Bridging Nutrition and Aging with Cooperative Extension Our study aims to delve deep into the current landscape of collaborative initiatives between Cooperative Extension and the National Aging Network. We're keen on unraveling the successes, challenges, and untapped potentials within these partnerships. By comprehensively understanding the dynamics at play, we can pave the way for even more impactful collaborations in the futur

Empower Your Team with the Healthy Teams Handbook: Build and Maintain High-Performing Collaborations

Take your teamwork to the next level with the Healthy Teams Handbook ! This guide, developed by Extension Foundation’s leadership development specialist Karl Bradley, offers practical strategies and insights to build and maintain high-performing collaborative teams. Originally crafted to support New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) project teams, this updated handbook is now available to help all Extension professionals. Unlock the Secrets of Success The Healthy Teams Handbook is...

Empowering Equestrian Education: NYS 4-H Horse Program Hosts Inservice and Judging Clinic

Ithaca, NY, 2/19/2024 – The New York State 4-H Horse Program recently hosted two impactful events, the Inservice and Judging Clinic, over a weekend filled with learning, collaboration, and a significant announcement for every county involved. The Inservice, held on February 9 th and 10th, saw the participation of over 30 educators and volunteers from across the state. The event offered a unique blend of leadership and team-building training on Friday, followed by a full day of workshops...

What is leadership to you?

When we lived in Japan the leader of North Korea was posturing and threatening nuclear war. We did biological and nuclear war drills. Our kids did drills at school. It was stressful for everyone. During this time my wife deployed leaving me to balance parental responsibilities with the intensity of work. It was exhausting but also a period of growth for me. To help get through it all I decided it was time to figure out what leadership meant to me. This took going back over my plethora of...

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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