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Resources for National Rural Health Day


Today is National Rural Health Day! On this day, we recognize the impact that Cooperative Extension is making in rural communities across the country. At the Foundation, we have the opportunity to serve professionals in the system that are on the ground making a difference, whether that is the 96 Extension projects we serve through the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching & Engagement (EXCITE), programs that participate in the Impact Collaborative and the 1890 Extension Leadership Academy, or projects served through New Technologies for Ag Extension.

We’d like to share some resources with you recently published to our Publications database from projects served through the New Technologies for Ag Extension program:

Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The β€œWellness in Tough Times Toolkit" publication contains resources, stories, and lessons learned by an NTAE team and partners in Nebraska.  The Wellness in Tough Times (WTT) project supports Nebraskans affected by multiple stressors: The continuing downturn in the agricultural economy, a year of record-breaking disasters that impacted Nebraskans from border-to-border, and a global pandemic created challenges that took us all into uncharted waters.

Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience in our Communities: A Guide for Extension Professionals to Engage Strategically, University of Delaware and University of Maryland

The purpose of this guide is to strengthen the ability of Extension professionals to reduce risk and stressors and increase the resilience of farms and farming families within the context of a socioecological framework. The guide was created to help professionals think and act through a research-based, theory-informed, multidisciplinary approach to addressing problems and issues, and creating solutions.

Using American Community Survey to Understand Your Community, Virginia Tech

This publication will show you how to use data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) to find and interpret valuable information about your community that will help you make data-driven decisions.

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