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August 2022

Suicide Prevention Month: Extension Resources from OneOp

Military and veteran suicides is not only a public health concern within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, but a concern within which the communities they live and serve. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we want to highlight upcoming events from OneOp that may be helpful for service members, veterans, and military families within your local communities and surrounding counties. Suicide is a leading cause of death overall in the United States and the...

Juntos 4-H and Purdue University

The National Juntos Movement, built on the efforts of many Extension professionals who have a vision to partner and serve a growing community in our states, has a success story to share. During my time with Juntos and Extension, I have worked with great minds who think outside the box and understand the practices and engagement it takes to walk side by side with our youth and their families. I want to highlight one such Extension professional. Over six years ago, I met Xiomara Diaz, who grew...

Resources from Program Center Stage Feature- Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program

In the August Program Center Stage session titled "Empowering Rural Communities Through Remote Work: An Introduction to Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program," the Utah State Extension team taught us about their program that's making a significant impact in Utah's rural community. The Remote Online Initiative Program is a new Utah State Extension program that helps rural communities prepare for the future by providing specialized #RemoteWork training and career coaching. Dr. Paul Hill and...

We’re hiring! Grant Writing Support Team

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 application is September 1, 2022. A cover letter and a resume should be submitted through this web form: https://registry.extension.org/221955250538862 Extension Foundation, founded in 2006, is a 100% virtual, member-based network supporting approximately 32,000 Extension professionals at 112 Land-Grant Universities. The Extension...

Let's Talk GMOs online course

UConn Extension is offering an online course, Let’s Talk GMOs: Creating Consistent Communication Messages . Participants are introduced to the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They will learn how to create consistent communication messages and manage dialogue processes about GMOs with various audiences. The asynchronous course is available on-demand; it has eight online modules with instructors from UConn. The fee is $49. Learn more at s.uconn.edu/gmocourse

Free safety workshop to focus on youth working in agriculture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2022 CONTACT: Jenn Patterson jennifer-j-patterson@uiowa.edu 319-335-4026 Free safety workshop to focus on youth working in agriculture Protect the future of agriculture by attending a virtual safety and health workshop devoted to safeguarding youth who work on farms and ranches, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT), Sept. 28. The workshop is being hosted by AgriSafe Network, the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, and the National Children’s Center for Rural...

A Template for Better Health: New publication details Diabetes Prevention Online Toolkit

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. A Template for Better Health: Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit was w ritten by Vanessa da Silva, an assistant professor and Extension specialist at the University of Arizona and an NTAE Fellow. The publication details the process undertaken by a national team of Extension experts to create an online hub to encourage and support Extension’s adoption of the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The toolkit is a critical part...

South Dakota Student Water Conference and Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

Two exciting conferences should be on your calendar - the Second Annual South Dakota Student Water Conference on October 11, 2022 and the Eastern South Dakota Water Conference on October 12, 2022. The South Dakota Student Water Conference will be October 11 in Brookings, South Dakota on the campus of South Dakota State University. The conference features several growth and professional development opportunities in addition to the opportunity for students to present their research related to...

Understanding Food Insecurity for Military Families

By Jason Jowers, MS, MFT When families have a tough time providing adequate meals due to lack of access or affordability issues, they face a challenge known as food insecurity. This is a significant problem for many families in the U.S. today and military families are even more so affected by food insecurity. Emerging research has shown that many military families and veterans struggle to put food on the table. With inflation, supply chain issues, and increased food prices, many military...

Extension Foundation Announces Year 4 (2022-2023) New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects

Fifty-seven applications were submitted by 36 Land-grant universities in response to the RFA shared by the Extension Foundation in April, 2022, for New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE). The Extension Foundation will be supporting 39 projects across Cooperative Extension as part of its fourth year of the NTAE program. This program is made possible by funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension...

Clearinghouse for Cleaner Water: New publication explores online resource hub project

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. Clearinghouse for Cleaner Water: University of Minnesota Hub was w ritten by Anne Nelson and Anne Sawyer of the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension. The UMN team is creating the Watershed Engagement Programming (WEP) Hub to support watershed-related outreach and engagement efforts to help address the state’s efforts to improve water quality. The team decided to create the Hub after surveying several dozen soil and water...

Announcing: NEW EXCITE Programming Opportunity

Register for the Introductory Session Here We are happy to announce additional EXCITE programming opportunities! EXCITE is a nationwide local response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible through an interagency agreement between USDA-NIFA and the CDC. It integrates partners and funders to increase immunization education, emphasizing boosting vaccination confidence in adult immunization. This new phase of EXCITE will support adult immunization education beyond Covid-19 and increase...

"Join Us on the Path": New publication details online engagement hub project

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. Join Us on the Path: The Engagement Hub was w ritten by Catherine Leach and Pam Doherty of the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The case study details their teams' efforts to develop The Engagement Hub, an innovative, personalized online hub for students, educators, alumni, and community members. The hub aims to create a community of lifelong learners and equip the workforce with knowledge and skills to gain a competitive...

EXCITE at AEA

Earlier this month, the EXCITE team attended the Association of Extension Administrator conference to highlight the achievements of the 1890 institution projects, their collaborators, and the innovative solutions they employed to bring immunization education to their communities. The team also served to educate and provide an overview of how EXCITE's system-wide professional development and coordination assists in the current and future growth of these Health Extension initiatives. The 1890...

Extension Foundation Seeking Evaluation Specialist

The New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) cooperative agreement (grant no. 2020-41595-30123) with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation will enter its fourth year on September 1, 2022. Two key programs in the cooperative agreement are the Program Accelerator and Program Expansion. The Program Accelerator and the Program Expansion concept are a unique partnership between a...

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About the Extension Foundation

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