In 2020, select members of the National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI) steering committee served in a fellowship through the Extension Foundation to identify existing work across Cooperative Extension in the area of climate and extreme weather. Their research resulted in the 2020 report onExtension Climate/Extreme Weather Programming.
In a continued partnership, NECI worked with the Extension Foundation on the development of Climate & Extreme Weather program questions for inclusion in the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets. By using the National Registry, NECI is able to gather more information about climate programs to achieve a real-time landscape assessment of existing efforts in order to help enable Extension leaders to rapidly respond to system-wide funding opportunities.
The Extension Foundation and NECI invite all Cooperative Extension climate and extreme weather programs to register at extension.org/registry.
About the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets
This work is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 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.
Launched in 2021, the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs & Assets enables Cooperative Extension professionals to register their projects, programs, or curriculum for nationwide collaboration among Cooperative Extension colleagues.
- The intent of this tool is to assist Extension professionals to quickly find other like-programming efforts across the system to reduce duplication of work, and help speed up access to digital assets that would be useful to the development of new programs.
- At the request of Extension leaders, the NRCEPA provides ready-access to a living database of efforts across the system in order to rapidly respond to system-wide funding opportunities.
- When registering a project, program, or curriculum, users are invited to add any digital assets they feel may be helpful to their peers nationally for download. This includes evaluation tools, images, videos, text for campaigns, and more.
- Auto-segments Cooperative Extension programs by program area including Ag & Natural Resources, 4-H/Youth Development, FACS, Community Development, Immunization Education, and Urban Extension.
- After submitting your program, project, or curriculum to the registry, you’ll be able to return anytime to make updates.
- Dynamic search helps users find what they need quickly by keyword.
- National Extension Climate Initiative
- National Urban Extension Leaders
Become a Partner:
The Extension Foundation partners with national Cooperative Extension organizations to focus information captured about Extension projects, programs, and curriculums in the National Registry. New question pathways are created in partnership with these organizations to help obtain the most relevant information.
We invite Cooperative Extension organizations to partner with us and lead the identification of questions most relevant to their program areas. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.