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New Connect Extension Podcast Episodes


The Extension Foundation has had the pleasure of hosting a number of outstanding individuals across Cooperative Extension for our Connect Extension podcast. The Connect Extension Podcast is available in most places podcasts are available. Here is a listing of some of our more recent episodes:

Episode 16: Navigating the Grocey Store Aisle: Understanding Food Marketing Labels

In this episode, we connect with Stacey Stearns from the University of Connecticut Extension on a project she is working on as part of eXtension's New Technologies for Ag Extension Program. Her team is working on an interactive game to help consumers better understand food marketing labels.

Episode 17: Innovation Facilitator Spotlight - Pamela Bennett

In this episode, we catch up with one of the Impact Collaborative's Innovation Facilitators - Pam Bennett, Associate Professor, Program Director, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Interim Chadwick Arboretum Program Director, Horticuture Educator, THE Ohio State University

Episode 18: 1890 Extension Leadership Academy w/Nahshon Bishop

The second 6-month cohort of the 1890 Extension Leadership Academy recently concluded. In this episode, we caught up with Nashon Bishop, Lincoln University, to learn about his experience going through this national program.

Episode 19: 1890 Extension Leadership Academy, Sheri Crabtree

In this episode, we sit down with Sheri Crabtree, Kentucky State University, to learn about her experience in the 1890 Extension Leadership Academy.

Episode 20: Innovation Facilitator Spotlight - Siew Sun Wong, Oregon State University

In this episode, we catch up with one of our Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitators, Siew Sun Wong, to learn about her experience as a Facilitator and Coach to Extension project and program teams.

Episode 21: National Pesticide Safety Education Center

In this episode, we chat with Tom Smith, Executive Director for the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC).

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