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Virginia Cooperative Extension/Virginia Tech is Seeking a Master’s level Associate Extension Specialist for Family and Community Economics

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Virginia Tech is seeking a Master’s level Associate Extension Specialist for Family and Community Economics. The position is located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Additional details follow. Please share the position announcement widely: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/527278/associate-extension-specialist-family-community-economics.

Extension Foundation Launches Pesticide Safety Education Funds Program Application, Due Date: January 1st, 2024

Application Information The application for the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Program (PSEFMP) is now available. Applicants are asked to apply using the following link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/psefmp . The due date for the application is January 1st, 2024. Additional Resources Application Portal Application Portal Training PSEFMP Frequently Asked Questions Eligibility In order to be eligible for this funding applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. Land Grant University. Only...

Invitation to Participate in Study: Technology Acceptance Model in the Cooperative Extension System on the Adoption of Customer Relationship Management Systems

The general background of this research is that many Extension organizations are still evaluating the use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems or are not currently considering adopting CRM technologies. This study examines where Extension organizations are in their adoption of CRM technologies and their perceptions and attitudes towards CRM adoption and implementation. The theoretical framework for this research is based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) to better...

Invitation to Participate in a Vertebrate Pest Management Needs Assessment Survey

Because human and vertebrate pest conflicts are on the rise in urban and rural areas, there is an urgent need to increase awareness and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vertebrate pest management. Extension Professionals and others who work in the fields of wildlife damage must possess knowledge and resources to address this need. With that situation known, the IPM Pesticide Safety Education Collaboration Team invites you to take part in this needs assessment survey of...

Organic Agriculture Extension Field Specialist

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension is searching for an Organic Agriculture Extension Field Specialist I. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position available in one of our regional extension centers located in either Aberdeen, Lemmon, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, or Winner. The position is supervised by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader and is affiliated with either the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant...

A Special Treat for Professionals: Free CPE Units Available Now for Reading the Dietary Guidelines for Americans ________________________________________

You can now earn 2.0 free continuing professional education (CPE) credits for reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 ! Credits are provided by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing body for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. The self-study module will equip professionals with knowledge of the scientific underpinnings that makes the  Dietary Guidelines  relevant across all life stages.

6-words

On a trip to Delhi, India we had the privilege to stay at a really nice hotel. A really impressive place where the experience began as soon as we arrived. They treated everyone very well and you could feel everyone loved their job. The staff interacted great with each other. The were a team! One evening during dinner I asked what made being at this place feel so special. Their reply was; "We all live by 6 words. People first, wow now, and excellence always." Curious, I asked them to explain...

Empower Yourself to be a Trusted Health Messenger: A Valuable Resource for Extension Professionals

October is National Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of understanding and effectively communicating health information. At a time when accurate and reliable health information is crucial, Extension professionals feeling confident to be a trusted messenger to their audience is so important. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, we want to remind Extension professionals about a valuable resource from - the Washington State EXCITE team! Explore the toolkit...

+$42B Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program and Local Project Deployment

Penn State Extension will be hosting the BEAD Broadband Navigator in New York City on November 13, 2023. BEAD is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and may mean millions of dollars in broadband development for your state and local communities. Program highlights: Over $42 billion dollars in government funding is available. How can your state and local communities leverage these funds? Collaboration opportunities to accelerate local broadband deployment. Discover how broadband spatial...

Extension Foundation Releases Three NTAE Titles

Three new titles are available on the Extension Foundation’s website. The brief publications - written as magazine-style feature stories - share project work funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program , a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. NTAE’s goal is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves,...

Extension Foundation Seeks Chief Operating Officer

Application Link: https://registry.extension.org/232986146271058 Application Deadline: November 16th, 2023 Extension Foundation (EXF) is a well-established non-profit organization providing diverse services to over 100 public universities across the United States. EXF is a membership-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. EXF partners with university-based Cooperative Extension Services to increase their capacity and offers...

Explore Immunization Education in Extension through the EXCITE Annual Reports!

EXCITE Year 2 Annual Report Introducing the EXCITE Year 2 Annual Narrative Report , a comprehensive document that marks the conclusion of both Activity 1 and Activity 2 projects. This report is a collaborative effort by the EXCITE program team and the Extension Foundation. In it, you can find the outputs and outcomes, and valuable lessons learned at both the project and system levels during year two of the project . The report also details the value of EXCITE establishing new healthcare...

Moving the Needle on Racial Equity in Extension, Part 3 of 3

The 1862 land grant institutions face a large task to move beyond their troubled legacy and meet the needs of contemporary people of color. To address racial inequities in extension, we embarked on educational and institutional change activities. We share three key lessons: the need to take time for building relationships of trust, to tailor individual communication about diversity, equity, and inclusion work for different colleagues, and to re-think the sources of expertise in extension work.

National Bullying Prevention Month: What Parents and Providers Can Do To Combat Bullying

Written by: Jason Jowers, MS, MFT, Virginia Tech Every October, communities across the United States come together to observe National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a widespread problem in the U.S. that affects millions of children, adolescents, and even adults. Bullying behavior is very common. According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property and 1 in 6 high schoolers reported being bullied electronically in the last year (CDC,...

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