October 3rd, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
The Extension Foundation was selected by USDA-NIFA to serve as the technical service provider for NEXTGEN to raise awareness of the program and provide technical assistance for eligible institutions to develop teams, partners, program strategies and to connect with USDA and other career opportunities.
This webinar will provide an overview of grant support resources available immediately to streamline the application process, create compelling applications, and help with potential partnerships for the NEXTGEN grant. You are welcome to attend as many of these as you would like. You do not need to attend all of the webinar dates and times available, please choose one(s) that are most convenient for you. Visit our website at nextgen.extension.org.
The primary goal of the From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program (NEXTGEN) is to enable 1890 Land-grant institutions, 1994 Land-grant institutions, Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, and insular area institutions of higher education located in the U.S. territories to engage, recruit, retain, train, and support students to help build and sustain the next generation of the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH) workforce including the future USDA workforce. NEXTGEN-supported projects should enable student scholarship support, meaningful paid internships, fellowships, and job opportunity matching, and also facilitate opportunities to learn the processes and pathways leading to training and employment in the federal sector.
About the Extension Foundation
The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. 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.