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Have you ever tried to change something about someone else? Of course, you have. We ALL have! The point is we can't motivate anyone else. Like us, they show up for what they believe in. And like us, they always find time for what's important to them. We can engage , inspire , and support . In short, we can show up for them in an authentic way because we care about them. We don't have to be better or smarter, we just have to courageously care about them. Connect first with your intention. If...

Evaluating a System-wide Project: An interview with the EXCITE evaluation team!

We are excited to have Isabel Osborne and Laura Downey to discuss their involvement in the evaluation and reporting process for the system-wide Extension Collaboration on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) Project. Isabel and Laura have been integral in developing a comprehensive and dynamic system for evaluating the EXCITE project's progress and success. Q: Isabelle and Laura, could you please tell us about yourselves and the roles you play in the evaluation team? Laura: Great.

National Nutrition Month: Highlighting Extension's Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

This March , we are showing support for National Nutrition Month by highlighting Extension projects that conduct research and programming on nutrition-related topics to aid in the prevention and treatment of -toolkitdisease, such as the Diabetes Prevention Toolkit: A template for better health project. According to the CDC, diabetes affects 1 in 10 Americans and is the seventh leading cause of premature death in the US. In response to this growing public health crisis, an Extension team,...

Position Announcement

Good afternoon, Hope all is well. Please view and share the following position announcement. Thank you for your support! Coordinator (FCS) 127086 - Norma S. Norma Janet Sanchez Program Administrative Specialist College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Office of Human Resources Management & Compliance Programs Main: (301) 405-2935 / Fax: (301) 314-0118 Website: https://agnr.umd.edu/ careers

Position Announcement - University of Kentucky West Regional Extension Director

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension is currently accepting applications for West Regional Extension Director. The West Regional Extension Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of UK Extension operations in 39 counties in west Kentucky. Responsibilities include direct supervision of all Area Extension Directors within the region with indirect supervision of all other regional employees, professional development for Area Directors within the region, and region-wide...

Unique Strengths of the EXCITE Project: Providing evidence-based information in an understandable form and using multiple delivery methods

The Extension Collaboration for Immunization, Teaching, and Engagement ( EXCITE ) project was created to reduce vaccine hes it ancy in rural and medically unders erved communities . Fund ed by the CDC through an Inter agency Agreement with USDA N IFA and a cooperative agreement with the Extension Foundation , the team has four goals : reduce hes it ancy , increase communication between populations and health systems , increase accessibility to clinics and help implement public health...

Job Posting: 23-23 Extension County Specialist, 4-H Health and Wellbeing, Adams County

Colorado State University Office of Engagement and Extension invites applications and nominations for an Extension County Specialist, 4-H Health and Wellbeing, Adams County. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, non-tenure track faculty position on the Extension instructor track (instructor, senior, master) or the Extension professor track (assistant, associate, professor) dependent upon the candidate’s academic credentials and professional experience. The focus of this position is on the...

Safety First!

Each of us strives to fulfill basic needs as humans otherwise we're surviving instead of thriving. When we perceive a situation isn't safe our fight/flight/freeze mode kicks in automatically so we can live through it. It's a great adaptation humans have developed over the millennia. We wouldn't be here without it. The problem comes when we live in this mode more than we feel safe. Cortisol and adrenaline flood our system even when we aren't actually in danger. Prolonged exposure to these...

Extension Climate Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension is searching for an Extension Climate Field Specialist I. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position available in one of our regional extension centers located in Watertown, Mitchell, or Pierre, SD. This position is supervised by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader and is affiliated with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The successful candidate will specifically address climate resiliency...

Extension Foundation Welcomes Comptroller to Team

The Extension Foundation welcomes Arielle Y. Smith, CPA, as its new Comptroller. Smith is a certified public accountant with a Masters of Business Administration with Accounting emphasis and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Smith served as an Accounting Manager at Easter Seals of Greater Houston, United Way of Greater Houston, and as a Senior Auditor for Harper & Pearson Company. The Extension...

Assistant/Associate Extension Specialist, Diet-Sensitive Disease Prevention & Nutrition Security, The University of Arizona

We are seeking an individual committed to sustaining and augmenting the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness ’s excellence in research, teaching and outreach, with an emphasis on equity and inclusivity. The Assistant/Associate Specialist will provide strategic leadership and direction of Statewide nutrition programs focused on diet -sensitive disease prevention and nutrition security of all Arizonans . The full position description is posted on our Talent website, where all...

Smart Uses for 2022 Tax Year Refunds

Below are five smart uses for tax refunds for Extension professionals: Debt Repayment- There is probably no better “investment” than repaying consumer debt (e.g., outstanding credit card bills). Paying off an 18% credit card is equivalent to earning a 20.5% return for taxpayers in the 12% tax bracket

HHS Now Accepting Public Comments on the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults

Posted on February 23, 2023 by ODPHP HHS is seeking written comments from the public on the draft Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults (Midcourse Report) . You can review and comment on the Midcourse Report during the public comment period through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 10, 2023. Learn More About the Midcourse Report The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based recommendations on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the...

ICYMI: 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting

February 24, 2023 By: Edward McCarthy , Public Affairs Specialist within OASH Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Image: 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee with HHS Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean and Committee staff leads Summary: This blog provides an overview of the events of the first meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Committee on February 9th and 10th, 2023. Rockville, Md. – ICYMI: On February 9 and 10, the newly announced...

Leadership ABC's

A = Attitude One of 2 things within your control; attitude and effort! Attitude is everything, pick a good one. B = Brave When you believe strongly in something or perhaps it scares you a bit, let your courage shine through. Be brave enough to go first and model the way. C = Character This is your behavior when nobody is watching. You won't always have the training and education for the situations you find yourself in. Your strong character will get you through. D = Dependable You do what...

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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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