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Announcing GROW Urban Agriculture Conference

Announcing the inaugural Generating Research Opportunities Workshop for (GROW) Urban Agriculture Conference. This is a virtual three part conference for researchers, extension professional, educators and stakeholders designed to build interdisciplinary teams and support their efforts to secure funding for research, extension and education (REE) that supports and expands urban agriculture. Phase I is November 1-3, 2023. This virtual session will focus on connecting participants with similar...

Feedback Requested - Journal of Extension Job Board Service

The Journal of Extension (JOE), the official refereed journal of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System, is seeking input from its partners on its Job Board Service at jobs.joe.org . This fee-based service is available to those wishing to promote Extension job openings on the JOE website. Revenue received from this service helps support the production of the Journal of Extension . The feedback received will be used to make improvements to the service. Even if you have not used the service in...

Urban and Innovative Agriculture 101: USDA and Local Food Systems - A Spotlight on Philly

For those interested, OUAIP will be hosting the next installment of our Urban and Innovative Agriculture 101 webinar series on September 6, 2023, from 1-2:30PM EST. We will be spotlighting the local and regional food system around Philadelphia and some of the ways USDA is supporting food system transformation. The work in Philly can serve as a model for other communities around the country. The webinar starts at 1PM, but the lobby will open for panelists and speakers at 12:30. Register in...

The #1 clue of dysfunction

In some leadership sessions recently we asked the participants what they were experiencing that might be holding back their teams. Without much hesitation, they said there was something keeping them stuck. Keeping them from collaborating the way they hoped. It's probably not what you expect. They said it was not asking for help . Seriously? Yes! This one thing reveals a number of things that work against effective collaboration. Here are two... Fear exists Poor psychological safety Fear is...

University of Arizona - ANR Assistant/Associate Agent - Pima County (Tucson)

This continuing eligible Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Assistant/Associate Extension Agent position will work with a dynamic team of professionals developing and delivering community outreach programs that provide research-based, objective informal agriculture and natural resources education in Pima County, Arizona. The primary focus of the position will be to develop and deliver education and assistance to small-scale and urban growers in Pima County, Arizona. In addition, the...

Balancing Your Mental Health to Better Serve Others

As September approaches we want to recognize Suicide Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about suicide prevention, promoting understanding of mental health challenges, and fostering conversations that can save lives. Mark your calendar for 11:00 AM ET on September 27, 2023 and plan to attend OneOp’s professional development opportunity focused on balancing our mental health to better service others. To learn more, go to: Balancing Your Mental Health . Providers, whether...

Job Opening: Extension Educator, High Obesity Program - Multi County, Oklahoma State University

The scope of work for the HOP Extension Educator is 100% on the CDC HOP project. Responsibilities include working with community partners to address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical activity, and obesity using policy, systems and environmental changes to promote food and nutrition security and safe and accessible physical activity in community and early care and education settings. Four positions are available in four different counties in Eastern Oklahoma...

Funding Opp: USDA Seeks Partner to Evaluate Impact of Food Supply Chain Funding

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today announced that it is inviting proposals to evaluate the impact of the agency’s grant and loan programs on regional food supply chains . The agency is making $750,000 available to measure how well USDA Rural Development programs are creating market opportunities for small- and mid-sized farmers and independent agricultural businesses throughout the food supply chain. In 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration and USDA...

Job Opening: State 4-H Program Leader at Iowa State University

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking an exceptional individual to lead its 4-H Youth Development program to enhance the impact of ISU on the lives of Iowa youth. The Program Leader provides strategic leadership and administrative management for the 4-H Youth Development program. Specifically, this person provides motivation, strategy, vision, and coordination for the development and delivery of 4-H Youth Development Extension programs that address the diverse needs in Iowa...

Rural Resilience Lecture Series part 4 of 4 - Self-Care: Taking Care of Myself So I Can Help Others!

August 29th 11am Register for Rural Resilience Lecture Community Health Engagement and Outreach invites you to join a bimonthly lecture series featuring renowned experts in the topic of resilience. Service providers, educators, and community members will engage in practical content related to stress, coping, and health equity. As part of a Rural Health Safety Education (RHSE) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), we strive to increase capacity for research- and...

Promoting Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness for Military Families

Written by: Jason Jowers, MS, MFT The end of another summer is upon us. Families have geared up for back-to-school season and that means reestablishing routines that will last through the upcoming school year. With families getting back into the swing of things, it’s important to remember to prioritize self-care and wellness practices so as not to get overwhelmed with a jam-packed schedule. Incorporating health and wellness practices can help reduce the stress that military families...

Coaching 101

If you're after self-improvement at all you've probably sought out a coach. These days it's cool to have a coach. Whatever your goal, great progress can be made with a coach. What about when someone asks you for help? Or you're in a role that requires you to guide others? What will your approach be? What will your style be? For me, it's helpful to start from the beginning, perhaps it will help you too as you consider how to bring the best version of yourself to the role of coach. I'm just...

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: Tenure Track Extension Agent Position

Extension Colleagues, Please take a moment to consider this exciting opportunity, and feel free to share it with others who wouldn't mind moving to the East Coast! About an hour from Washington, DC. University of Maryland Extension is seeking to hire a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator to fill the Agent position in St. Mary’s County. The home office is located in Leonardtown, Maryland, and provides programming to the Southern Maryland Cluster, which includes Calvert, Charles, and...

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