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Extension Foundation Launches H5N1 Website for CDC Human Health Resources

The Extension Foundation, in partnership with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Health Equity and Well-Being Program Action Team, has launched a website to provide resources made publicly available by the CDC regarding H5N1 and human health. The website includes the weekly updates sent by the CDC to partners on Influenza A (H5N1), and other educational resources developed by the CDC. The Extension Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health...

Orange County North Carolina Seeks Applicants for New Extension Agent Position Focused on Food Security

The Orange County Extension Agent- Food Security Coordinator will spearhead efforts at both the County and community levels to enhance food access and implement food policy initiatives and practices in Orange County. This position entails administrative responsibilities, overseeing and coordinating the continuous planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive county-wide initiative. The primary goal is to tackle food insecurity and improve access, with the...

Find Adventure This Summer with Military Kid And Teen Summer Camps

Written by: Jason Jowers, MS, MFT Summertime is here! The school year is currently wrapping up for many families and communities, and kids are about to be let loose for another fun-filled summer. The question is: what to do with all that free time during the summer months? How about summer camp! Summer camps are a great way for kids and teens to learn new things, meet new friends, and participate in fun, outdoor activities. For kids and teens from military families, there are tons of great...

Memorial Day: A Special Tribute

Decoration Day or Memorial Day as we now call it, is set aside to honor those who have died in our nation's wars. It wasn't an official federal holiday until 1968. Flags will fly at half-mast on this day. "If there is ever a day of commemoration, a day, when, as one, America pauses, thinks, thanks and prays, it is Memorial Day. We honor our war dead." -John L. Borling, Major General, U.S. Air Force (retired) Remember what this day is all about. In this tribute, 1963 Air Force Academy...

New Game from UConn Extension Helps Youth Discover Biotechnology

Youth may not aspire to careers that they can't visualize or fully comprehend. A new biotechnology game created by UConn Extension, in cooperation with the Learning Games Laboratory at New Mexico State University, allows youth to imagine and explore career opportunities in a biotechnology lab. The game, Dr. Eugene’s Biotechnology Lab, is now available at https://www.4hbiotechgames.org/ . The journey to make this game began when UConn 4-H youth pitched game ideas to Extension and members of...

3 sets of 3's

The last time you went to the grocery store you probably had a list. If you only had to pick up three items or less, my guess is, you usually don't bother writing them down. It's when you get to four or more that a list is helpful. This is because we can remember things in threes fairly effectively. In ancient rhetoric, the rule of three is called Tricolon. The word comes from the Greek "tri" meaning three and "kolon" meaning a clause. When things are put in three's it emphasizes, energizes,...

UNH Extension Seeks Field Specialist, Community Conservation

This position is located in Extension’s Rockingham County office in Brentwood, N.H. The Extension field specialist in community conservation for Rockingham County will implement University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension’s mission through the application of research-based knowledge and information from UNH, the nationwide land-grant system, and other sources of reputable research to ensure informed decision-making that strengthens youth, family and community, sustains natural...

Opportunity: La Cooperative Extension Service Associate Director - Youth Programs (4-H & FFA)

The Cooperative Extension Service of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with a passion for youth and service to join our team. This position serves as part of the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension upper-level management team in administering a comprehensive program area. This position focuses on the area of Youth Development which includes both the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program and the Louisiana FFA...

UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Coastal Resilience

The coastal resilience specialist will develop, lead and participate in research and extension programming related to coastal resilience and climate adaptation in New Hampshire. This position is located on the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Durham, N.H., campus. NH Sea Grant (NHSG) Extension (a partnership between NHSG and UNH Cooperative Extension) plays an important role in assisting with the development of science-based decision making in N.H. This position will strengthen the...

AgriProspects Mini-Grants Launched to Address Extension Adult Workforce Development Needs in the Agricultural Sector

The AgriProspects Workforce Development Network, a collaborative effort of the Extension Foundation (EXF), the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Economic & Workforce Development Program Action Team (Workforce PAT) and USDA-NIFA, aims to bolster the Extension system’s capacity to meet the evolving workforce demands within the food and agriculture sector. To further its mission, AgriProspects is seeking proposals for Round 1 of its Mini-grant Program. Round 1...

A closer look at the Groundwater-Food Nexus: Join us at "Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - Linking Science and Policy"

We are getting close to the upcoming international conference " Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - Linking Science and Policy ", June 17-20, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame/San Francisco, California. Check out our exciting program and register by May 27 for reduced hotel rates! This unique international conference covers a wide range of topics on sustainable management of groundwater resources in agricultural regions. We are convening for the...

Accelerating Innovation: Join Us for the 2024 Impact Collaborative Summit!

The 2024 Impact Collaborative Summit is approaching! The Summit is a dynamic event designed to boost organizational readiness and foster innovation for current New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) Projects and ECOP Program Action Teams. The NTAE is a USDA NIFA grant in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, launching its first year in February 2024. This year, 22 NTAE projects from 14 states were selected to receive NTAE grant funding and support from the Extension Foundation!

AFT Southeast Regional Advanced Soil Health Training Application Now Open

We are thrilled to announce that applications to AFT’s Southeast Regional Advanced Soil Health Training (ASHT) are now open! (Please click on this link to access the application ). The Advanced Soil Health Training (ASHT) program is designed for farmers and farm advisors who share an interest in improving soil health and who will share their expertise with their clients, communities, and the next generation of farmers. We are excited to bring you the best in agricultural education through...

Dying Early in Rural America

A recently released report in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows the gap in preventable premature mortality (or early death) between rural and urban America is growing wider. People living in rural areas are at a higher risk of dying early from one of the five leading causes of death when the death could have been prevented compared to people living in urban areas. This report is an extension of the 2019 CDC study, which showed the percentage of preventable early deaths...

Join our Team, Urban Agriculture Educator in Omaha, Nebraska!

Apply Today! We are hiring a Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems Urban Agriculture Educator, a faculty member of UNL located in Omaha, focused on the metro, with statewide reach! See attached flier for more information. Apply at: University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Extension Instructor or Open Rank Extension Educator-HLES Urban Agriculture (Douglas-Sarpy Counties) (unl.edu)

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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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit extension.org. You can view the terms of useat extension.org/terms.

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