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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present." -Bill Keane Ok, a little bit of a cheesy way to start. Seriously though, tomorrow isn't promised to any of us. Our challenge is to make the most out of every day because each one is an opportunity to move closer to the person we want to be. The journey is the destination. Here's a big thing that gets in the way... Damaging Self Talk When we describe ourselves (to ourselves and others) in...

The National Meat Summits Steering Committee: Introduction and Opportunities to Collaborate

Are you working to support meat supply chains in your region? Interested in learning from other efforts happening across the U.S.? Join us for this webinar to learn about the recently formed National Meat Summits Steering Committee, which works to build connections, increase knowledge, grow collective skills and advance market opportunities for local and regional meat supply chains. The webinar will also provide lessons learned from the 2023 Mountain Meat Summit and International Livestock...

UNH Extension Seeks 4-H Agriscience Program Manager

The N.H. 4-H team seeks a 4-H Agriscience Program Manager to help reach the team’s goal to increase agricultural literacy throughout the community including educators, youth, and families. Located at the UNH Extension office in Boscawen, N.H., the 4-H Agriscience Program Manager will be responsible for the recently funded 4-H Ag Exploration initiative working alongside the 4-H Agriscience field specialist. The program manager will coordinate the initiative, recruiting and working with...

Resources from AI Basics for Extension!

In this special session for Extension Professionals, we delved into the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential applications in Extension work. It was a valuable opportunity to explore AI's potential with our colleagues and the information caters to individuals at all levels of familiarity with AI. During the webinar, we discussed what AI is and how it works, examples of how AI can be used in Extension, and provided guidance on creating effective prompts. There was also...

Save the Date and Call for Proposals: Northeast Digital Equity Summit

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce a call for presentation proposals addressing issues of digital equity for inclusion in its upcoming Northeast Digital Equity Summit, which will take place virtually on September 19, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Proposals are due June 30, and the full call is here . Registration information for the Summit will come out in July.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Symposium

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health is pleased to announce the free, virtual Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Symposium which will be held on July 18-19, 2023. We ask you to share the registration with your colleagues, stakeholders, and contacts and invite them to attend. This symposium will identify research, prevention, and treatment focusing on the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on women’s health and explore actionable...

Job Posting - University of Kentucky Area Extension Director

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for the Area Extension Director for West 5 and West 6. This position provides county-focused leadership and administrative oversight for nine counties (Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, LaRue, McLean, Meade and Ohio). Responsibilities include direct supervision of agents and support staff, as well as indirect supervision of additional county-level positions. This position upholds the...

Ten Strategies to Fight Shrinkflation

One cause of food insecurity among military families is inflation. As food costs rise, the ability to make nutritionally sound food purchases and maintain consistent access to food decreases. In February 2023, food prices were 9.5% higher than a year earlier according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Another cause of concern for cash-strapped military families is “ shrinkflation ,” i.e., where food and household product (e.g., toilet paper) manufacturers keep prices the same but reduce...

We Want to Hear from You: Make a Video and Tell Us How You Move Your Way!

Everyone needs physical activity to be healthy. But when, where, and how you get that activity is entirely up to you! Move Your Way® , the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans , aims to help people of all ages and abilities find safe and fun ways to get active. And now, you can share how you move with the world ! Starting today, you can record a 7-60 second video telling us about your favorite physical activities, or how you help...

June 22nd: Let's Cook at Home: Herbs and Spices, Penn State University

June 22nd, 2023: 12 PM ET $10 REGISTER HERE! Join us for Let's Cook at Home: Herbs and Spices , a virtual cooking class to learn about cooking delicious foods with herbs and spices and creating a healthy eating pattern that tastes great! In this event, we invite you to discover new recipe ideas using herbs and spices to enhance the aroma and flavor of foods. We hope you can join us! Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to...

Registration for the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: Strengthening Resilience in Children and Adolescents Is Now Open

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce its next webinar: Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: Strengthening Resilience in Children and Adolescents . This webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series Registration page . Continuing Education Credits* (CEs) are available for this webinar. During this one-hour event, ODPHP and the Centers for Disease Control and...

2 Questions...

How do you know it's time to do leadership development? The short answer is it's always time. Developing our leadership is a journey, not a destination. Improving our self-awareness and becoming truly effective takes consistent focus. Here are some clues to watch for on your journey to help stay focused: If you're feeling like some honest and respectful feedback it might be time for leadership development! Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Getting meaningful information from trusted...

Draft Protocols of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Now Online at DietaryGuidelines.gov

Posted on June 2, 2023 by HHS/ODPHP The 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently held its second meeting, where members discussed their list of prioritized questions that focus on the relationship of diet and health across the lifespan. As part of the discussions, the Committee presented draft protocols for the majority of the scientific questions. The draft protocols discussed at the meeting are now online. A protocol – or plan – is developed for questions answered using...

Military Families and Food Security

Mark your calendars for OneOp’s upcoming Military Family Readiness Academy series , Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action , starting on 1 June. The MFRA is a free virtual multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for service providers, expanding their knowledge to educate and support service members and families. Watch a special message from Mrs. Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy at...

Spotlight on Youth Mental Well-Being in Military Families

Edited by: Anna Peterson Written by: Karen Shirer, Ph.D. The popular media continues to draw attention to the national mental well-being crisis among children and youth, including those in military families. The CBS television station affiliate in Minnesota, WCCO-4, recently aired a three-part series on the pandemic’s impact on youth mental health . The reporter, Esme Murphy, interviewed the following national experts on youth development regarding the crisis: Doctor Sarah Jerstad, the...

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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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