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Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities Report Available

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities,  a report published in 2020, is now available in a flipping book format.

This report - produced in response to an Extension Foundation RFP - contains a national inventory of Cooperative Extension programs and practices in climate and extreme weather. The report and included database provide insight into the successes, challenges, and opportunities for programming in this area and offer conclusions about the way forward. Programs included in the inventory align with Project Drawdown, and other frameworks and accepted practices. In addition to the program inventory, the project team interviewed Extension professionals to learn about the range of factors involved in this type of programming, including leadership styles, institutional challenges, and more.

The data was gathered and compiled by a multi-state team of faculty and student climate fellows representing several institutions, including Utah State University, the University of Florida, and Montana State University.

A note about our Publications:
The Extension Foundation has recently released several new and previously published titleson a wide range of topics including a Northeast ecosystems services assessment, DEI, Oklahoma State’s master irrigator program, creating mass media campaigns, game-based education, wellness in β€œtough times,” innovating curriculum, prescribed fire, emergency preparation and response, understanding food labels, and building farm and farm family resilience. You can find the entire library of publications (now numbering two dozen) here.New publications are released on a regular basis, so please check back often.

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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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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