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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

During the growing and harvest seasons, vegetable producers often begin their day before sunrise and finish as the last light is seeping into the horizon. These long days are normal but varied. Challenges such as pests, disease, climate change, and weather make each day and each growing season unique and unpredictable. Vegetable farmers control some of the variables they face – like weeds and the temperature and moisture levels of their soil – by using a product that comes with pros and...

Understanding the Digital Equity Landscape and Extension's Role

Understanding the Digital Equity Landscape and Extension’s Role As a part of Bridging the Digital Divide in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communities in the South , a NIFA AFRI-funded project, individuals were surveyed to better understand the digital equity landscape, including access to the internet and devices as well as internet use and benefits. Findings from this survey can better prepare Extension to play a role in their respective state’s Digital Equity plan and implementation.


REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS EXCITE: Design Phase ELIGIBILITY: Non-competitive phase available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. Submit only one application per institution. AWARD AMOUNT: $10,000 TIMELINE: Application Open: September 22, 2022 Application Deadline: November 1, 2022 , November 30, 2022, 11:59 PM PST 11:59 PM PST Award Period: October 1, 2022 - March 15, 2023 APPLICATION ACCESS: The deadline for receipt of the...

Assessing and Treating Problematic Sexual Behavior of Children & Youth| An Intro to OneOp FD’s PSB-CY Courses

The OneOp Family Development team's Sexual Behavior of Children & Youth Series began in 2019 with our Anchored podcast episode, “ A Discussion with Dr. Gregory Leskin about Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth .” Since then, we have hosted 13 amazing webinars featuring top presenters and professionals in the field of assessing and treating problematic sexual behavior of children and youth. Many of our presenters also work directly with military families on bases and...

Jason Weigle Joins Extension Foundation as New Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator

The Extension Foundation is pleased to announce that @Jason Weigle has joined the Extension Foundation team as its new Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator. In this role, Jason will be leading all functions of the Impact Collaborative program to help implement and assess successful offerings to Extension Foundation members and foster the ongoing development of the national Impact Collaborative Facilitator network. The Impact Collaborative is a bundle of services and events that are...

Info Session for the NEW EXCITE Funding Opportunity

Register HERE for our September 22, 2022 Project Info Session The EXCITE national program team is happy to announce the EXCITE program is continuing! The CDC, NIFA, and the Extension Foundation will support projects in our LGU Cooperative Extension communities to address adult immunization education. This opportunity is open to all Land Grant institutions regardless of previous EXCITE participation. As a reminder, EXCITE is a nationwide response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible...

Celebrating EXCITE Vaccine in Education Projects Reaching Over 11 Million People!

We are celebrating EXCITE Vaccine Education Projects reaching over 11 million people through their 1st year. After calculating the data from the June program reports, EXCITE total reach came to 11,201,951 people! Bringing crucial Vaccine Education to this number of people during a challenging year is a significant accomplishment for the EXCITE project. This figure demonstrates Extension's ability to reach hard-to-reach populations and the value of the system's boots-on-the-ground efforts.

GPCAH Acadenuc and Community Pilot Grants Due Dec 1

The GPCAH is now accepting proposals for pilot projects intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness in our Midwest region. Learn more and apply at . The pilot program offers two funding tracks (see below) and supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers , especially new investigators and trainees, and encourages applications from those newly interested in agricultural health and...

Suicide Prevention Month: Extension Resources from OneOp

Military and veteran suicides is not only a public health concern within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, but a concern within which the communities they live and serve. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we want to highlight upcoming events from OneOp that may be helpful for service members, veterans, and military families within your local communities and surrounding counties. Suicide is a leading cause of death overall in the United States and the...

Juntos 4-H and Purdue University

The National Juntos Movement, built on the efforts of many Extension professionals who have a vision to partner and serve a growing community in our states, has a success story to share. During my time with Juntos and Extension, I have worked with great minds who think outside the box and understand the practices and engagement it takes to walk side by side with our youth and their families. I want to highlight one such Extension professional. Over six years ago, I met Xiomara Diaz, who grew...

Resources from Program Center Stage Feature- Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program

In the August Program Center Stage session titled "Empowering Rural Communities Through Remote Work: An Introduction to Utah's Remote Online Initiative Program," the Utah State Extension team taught us about their program that's making a significant impact in Utah's rural community. The Remote Online Initiative Program is a new Utah State Extension program that helps rural communities prepare for the future by providing specialized #RemoteWork training and career coaching. Dr. Paul Hill and...

We’re hiring! Grant Writing Support Team

ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Based Grant Writer or firm that provides grant writing and grant coaching support to project teams. APPLICATION: The deadline for receipt of your application is September 1, 2022. A cover letter and a resume should be submitted through this web form: Extension Foundation, founded in 2006, is a 100% virtual, member-based network supporting approximately 32,000 Extension professionals at 112 Land-Grant Universities. The Extension...

Let's Talk GMOs online course

UConn Extension is offering an online course, Let’s Talk GMOs: Creating Consistent Communication Messages . Participants are introduced to the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They will learn how to create consistent communication messages and manage dialogue processes about GMOs with various audiences. The asynchronous course is available on-demand; it has eight online modules with instructors from UConn. The fee is $49. Learn more at

Free safety workshop to focus on youth working in agriculture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2022 CONTACT: Jenn Patterson 319-335-4026 Free safety workshop to focus on youth working in agriculture Protect the future of agriculture by attending a virtual safety and health workshop devoted to safeguarding youth who work on farms and ranches, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT), Sept. 28. The workshop is being hosted by AgriSafe Network, the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, and the National Children’s Center for Rural...


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. 

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