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Climate Resilience Professional Development Opportunities During the January 2023 Impact Collaborative Summit

The Extension Foundation Impact Collaborative Summit starts next week and anyone from member institutions is invited to attend the keynote sessions and a special panel by the USDA Climate Hub and NOAA CAP/RISA! The 2023 Summit will have a special focus on Climate Resilience in partnership with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy’s (ECOP) Climate Program Action Team. The purpose is to catalyze Cooperative Extension’s awareness and capacity to implement programming that will increase climate resilience in the communities Extension serves.

Participants in the Summit from Extension Foundation member institutions and special guests will:

  1. Identify a connection between the work they do and climate resiliency.
  2. Increase awareness of climate resiliency work being done by Extension colleagues nationally and what resources and supports are available.
  3. Receive assistance for projects and programs that are ready to help communities receive and utilize federal funds.
  4. Gain knowledge to improve equity in the impacts of climate resiliency and the benefits of addressing climate resiliency.

Register here (choose “Participant for Keynote Presentations Only” role which will provide you with links for the Keynote professional development opportunities)

Keynote Speaker Summit Agenda:

January 18, 2023, 12:10-12:55 PM ET

Keynote Speaker: Courtney Owens, PhD, Farmland Trust, "Connecting to Climate Work"

January 18, 2023, 2-2:45 PM ET

Keynote Speaker: Shelly Curtiss, National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL

January 19, 2023, 12-12:55 PM ET

Keynote Panel, USDA Climate Hub and NOAA CAP/RISA Panel:

Panelist: Sean Bath, Climate Adaptation Partnerships (CAP) / Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

Moderator: Julian Reyes, National Coordinator, USDA Climate Hubs

January 20, 2023, 12-12:55 PM ET

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Amy Ganguli, National Program Leader, USDA NIFA Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment.

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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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