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February 2022

2022 Tax Updates

As the 2022 tax season approaches, there are several important updates of which service providers should be aware. A few important changes are outlined here. Advance Child Tax Credit Payments. Families who received advance child tax credit payments will need to compare the monthly payments they received with the amount they are eligible to claim on their 2021 tax return to determine if they may be able to claim additional credit or if they will need to repay some credit. Eligible families...

University of Vermont Extension Hiring Community Development Faculty

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension is recruiting for an exciting career opportunity as an Extension Assistant Professor to join us in growing and building our research and programming capacity in Community Development. We are especially interested in candidates who can grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities. The successful candidate will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and program leadership that builds...

University of Vermont Extension Hiring Forestry Faculty

The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension is hiring an Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry. This position will develop and lead forestry-focused applied research and educational outreach programming that benefit a diversity of audiences across a forest-rich state and region. This is a union-represented, 12-month, 0.80 FTE faculty position with the opportunity to increase to 1.0 FTE through grants and/or teaching. UVM Extension is especially interested in candidates who can cultivate a...

EXCITE Gets Recognition from the CDC

The Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement, (EXCITE) program received a letter of gratitude from CDC director Samuel F. Posner, and a spotlight on the CDC's Health Equity in Action page for their work. In the letter, Samuel Posner recognizes the value of a partnership with Cooperative Extension, stating "..we’re looking forward to learning from CES and understanding community concerns to develop and deliver effective tailored messaging to increase vaccination in...

New Leadership Skillsets

The last two years have been filled with despair, uncertainty, frustration and feelings of exhaustion. We are now entering the third year of a global pandemic. Since the world shut down, everything is in a different context now. Leadership feels different. The way we used to lead isn't how we do things anymore. We've had to develop new skills, utilize new tools for communication to create an environment where trust can thrive. In adapting to this dynamic new environment, we carry our...


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. 

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