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July 2022

Extension Professionals Working with Families of Individuals with Disabilities: Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts Webinar

Calling all Extension professionals – Learn how you can better support families within your state and local communities who may be caring for an individual with disabilities. OneOp is providing a professional development webinar for family support providers at 11:00 a.m. ET on August 24, 2022 to discuss ‘ Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts ’ and the different options available for individuals with disabilities. RSVP here to learn more. Webinar presenter, Alison Packard, with Packard Law...

Cloudy County Extension - Cloud Training Built for Extension

Hello extension! I'm a systems administrator in Florida supporting our research, teaching, and extension programs. In addition to my regular "sysadmin" duties I've found that I really love teaching our extension agents about the "cloud". Together with my co-worker Joe Gasper we've been holding monthly training sessions for just over three years. In that time much of our university has learned the power of the cloud and ways to use new tools that make your digital life a little bit easier.

New Publication: How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation

How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation is available on the Extension Foundation’s bookshelf. This case study was written by Amy Patillo, Matthew Pezold, and Karen Funkenbusch from the University of Missouri. It outlines a strategy used by the University of Missouri (MU) Extension to manage and evaluate complex mental and behavioral health initiatives for farmers and rural communities. It highlights the processes and tools used to help a large,...

ICYMI - Recommended Summer Reading from Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation has recently released several new and previously published titles on various topics, from climate and extreme weather to building farm and farm family resilience. Check out our bookshelf to learn more about what other Extension professionals are doing in their work. ICYMI, here are a few recent titles that may interest you. Program Planning and Team Building: If you’re using the summer to plan upcoming Extension programs, take a peek at Engaged Program Planning for...

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Publication Reissued as Flipping Book

Kemēcemenaw: Tribal Extension Partnerships That Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty on the Menominee Indian Reservation has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation. The publication describes the Menominee Indigenous food system initiative, a collaborative project between the 1994 College of Menominee and UW Madison Extension. It shares information and resources about Menominee food sovereignty projects, programs, and activities. It also includes valuable information...

Mental Health Matters| Mental Health Resources for Underrepresented Populations

Underrepresented groups in the United States face unique struggles regarding mental illness. This includes the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities like indigenous groups and people of color. BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Other underrepresented groups also include members of the LGBTQ+ community. And it is these populations that are recognized during the month of July for National Minority Mental Health Month. National...

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service seeks Assistant Director/State Program Leader

Oklahoma State University seeks an innovative and creative leader to identify, plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and report statewide Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources and Community Economics Development programs with campus and field staff to address critical needs of Oklahomans. The Assistant Director/Program Leader is administratively responsible to the Associate Vice President, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). The tenure track professor position is to be filled...

Considering a degree in Extension Education?

Would you like to do more of the following? Analyze the principles that guide extension work Develop programs and community outreach initiatives Customize instructional methods for various audiences Develop evaluation strategies for programming Gather, analyze, and communicate community-based research to various populations Participate in a structured mentoring model and engaged peer network Consider graduate courses as an exceptional option to fulfill professional development goals that...

Extension Foundation Says Farewell to Longtime Technology Team Member

The Extension Foundation offers its sincere gratitude to Ben MacNeill who has been part of the Extension Foundation team since 2006. In July 2022, Ben will be transitioning to a new role outside of the Extension Foundation. Ben has been working with the Foundation through a full-time buyout from North Carolina State University. One of the original architects of many of the Extension Foundation’s former technology infrastructure under the “eXtension” brand, Ben has played a leading role in...

Request for Applications! Grant Author/Editor

The Extension Foundation is Hiring a Grant Author/Editor! August 1, 2022 Application Deadline ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Based Grant Writer or firm that provides grant writing and grant coaching support to project teams. APPLICATION: The deadline for receipt of your grant writing consulting/support proposal is August 1, 2022. A proposal and a resume should be submitted here: https://registry.extension.org/221955446654060 Extension Foundation, founded in 2006, is a 100% virtual, member-based network...

"Engaged Program Planning for Impact Collaborative Teams" Publication Available on Flipping Books

Engaged Program Planning for Extension Foundation Impact Collaborative Teams has been issued as a flipping book. First published in October 2018, the publication details how to use the Impact Collaborative methodology and roadmap to help Cooperative Extension professionals design innovative and engaging projects, programs, and initiatives. It also provides context and guidance on community engagement and team building using Impact Collaborative practices. The publication was authored by...

Request for Applications: Grant Proposal Development Strategist

Extension Foundation is hiring! August 1, 2022 Application Deadline ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Based Grant Writer or firm that provides grant writing and grant coaching support to project teams. APPLICATION: The deadline for receipt of your grant writing consulting/support proposal is August 1, 2022. A proposal and a resume should be submitted here: https://registry.extension.org/221955446654060 Extension Foundation, founded in 2006, is a 100% virtual, member-based network supporting approximately...

SEEKING OUTREACH STATE SPECIALIST TO JOIN THE UW MADISON DIVISION OF EXTENSION

JOB TITLE: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIPS STATE SPECIALIST- JUSTICE INVOLVED FAMILIES This position within the Institute for Human Development and Relationships provides leadership and support for Human Development and Relationships educational programs directed to the needs of justice-involved families. The position works to enhance the well-being of children in justice-involved families and to affect justice system policy changes that enhance family connections that foster family...

UC Seeking Program Coordinator for CA Statewide Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Join the UC ANR team as a Program Coordinator of California's statewide Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to manage and direct the activities of our community education department. In this key leadership role, you will advance program delivery and development, supervise a state team, and evaluate our implementation with an eye on program impact and opportunities for improvement. This position will be open until filled. First review 7/18/2022 EFNEP is a Federal Extension...

Prescribed Fire Basics: A New Training Series from OSU Extension

Prescribed fire is a critical and effective method to help mitigate the risk of wildfires, but there are significant barriers to using this method responsibly. A lack of personnel with the knowledge and operational skills to implement prescribed fires contributes to these barriers as many states do not provide the much-needed education and training on prescribed fires to the public. Oregon State Extension's Fire team is on a mission to meet this crucial need by providing accessible education...

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