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#GoodReads from Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation has recently released several new titles on a broad range of topics, from climate and extreme weather to building farm and farm family resilience. Check out our bookshelf to learn more about the work other Extension professionals are doing. ICYMI, here are a few recent titles that may interest you. Sustainable Tourism, Agritourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Community Development. Our newest title is The NET Effect . This 57-page ezine contains eight case studies that...

Join our Team! NMSU-Rio Arriba County 4-H Agriculture Agent Job Vacancy

WHO ARE WE? New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service engages the people of New Mexico with research-based knowledge and education that strengthens communities and economies, sustains agriculture and natural resources, and promotes healthy families and individuals to create positive impacts and overall well-being of our citizens. Job Duties: •Provide leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs for adults and youth including 4-H, special interest groups, adult...

The EXCITE Project: Impact of Immunization Education Programs at 1890 Institutions

The 1890 Universities Foundation collaborated with the Extension Foundation to implement the system-wide program, Extension Collabor ative on Immun ization , Teaching and Eng agement ( EX C ITE ). EX C ITE addresses barriers and increases confidence about CO VID - 19 , flu , and other vaccinations among rural and medically unders erved audiences and informs CDC , USDA - N IFA , Cooperative Extension , and health partners about how best to implement public health programs to reduce health...

Uplifting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth

An estimated 5% of the 1.76 million youth in military families identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer. Surveyed LGBTQ youth with a parent currently serving in the military that experienced high levels of family support reported lower mental health challenges and suicide risk ( Trevor Project, 2022 ). When youth feel safe at home, their mental wellness is significantly improved. Fostering healthy family relationships translates into protective factors for younger and older...

More Leadership Theories

The practice of leadership has been going on as far back as we can observe. In a previous offering " 10 Leadership Theories " we looked at where we've come in the recent past regarding thinking and approach to leadership. In one post we can't possibly hit everything related to leadership, so it's a reality we left out a ton of stuff. We're going to continue this journey by looking at a few more influencers in the leadership area from centuries and millennia ago to today. Hang on! Lao Tzu -...

Job Announcement: Professor/Assistant Director/State Program Leader

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, Oklahoma The Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University (OSU Agriculture) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Assistant Director and State Program Leader for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Economic Development, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). This appointment is administratively responsible...

NEW: National Extension Tourism network e-zine highlights successes, presents case studies

NEW: National Extension Tourism network e-zine highlights successes, presents case studies The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library that documents a wide array of tourism-related applied research and outreach programs. The NET Effect: Members of the National Extension Tourism network help raise the bar in sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation is now available online. The 57-page publication contains eight case studies that explore innovative Cooperative Extension...

There’s Still Time to Register for the First Meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Posted on February 8, 2023 by ODPHP

The U. S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced that the inaugural meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be held February 9-10, 2023. The public is invited to attend the meeting virtually. Registration for the meeting is currently open through February 10th. To register to view the meeting, visit DietaryGuidelines.gov . The 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be chaired by Sarah Booth, Ph.D., and Angela...

The Perfect Meeting

"One can either work or meet. One cannot do both at the same time." -Peter Drucker Darn it! He's right again. Despite our best efforts we can only do one of these (effectively) at a time. Through this, he also reminds us of the multitasking myth. What we actually do is task switch. It takes 40% longer to accomplish two things we're switching on and longer when we add a third or fourth task. One thing we can do to help with effectiveness is to have better meetings. Most HR professionals will...

Sorghum: The Unlikely Food Source for Pollinators

Sorghum bicolor , a pollen-rich grass species cultivated for grain and forage, which looks similar to corn, can be an important food source for pollinators and other beneficial insects during times when pollen and nectar are scarce. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources found that sorghum, commonly called milo, served as a pollen food source...

RFA Release: EXCITE Implementation Phase *with increased funding amount*

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS EXCITE: Implementation Phase ELIGIBILITY: Competitive phase available to ALL Land-grant universities (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing an online application. Participation in the Design Phase is not a requirement to apply for the Implementation Phase. AWARD AMOUNT: $100,000 TIMELINE: Application Open: February 2023 Application Deadline: March 15, 2023, 11:59PM PT Award Notification: May 2023 Award Period: June 1, 2023 - November 30, 2024 APPLICATION ACCESS: The...

Job Opening: Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, UC Statewide IPM Program (Davis, CA)

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is seeking an energetic person to coordinate, develop, and deliver educational programs in pesticide safety for users of pesticides in California. In this position, you would provide objective information about pesticide safety and promote sound decision making to reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment in the context of integrated pest management. You would also serve as the Pesticide Safety...

Alignment with a Stop Light?

You've worked hard to come up with a great plan that will make things easier, remove frustrations, and even save time for everyone. You're proud of it. It's thorough. It's researched. You've consulted people with more experience in this area. You've taken criticism. You've been vulnerable. Now it's time for the big meeting to unveil it. You're excited. Even a bit nervous. It's your turn on the agenda and... Your excitement is met with a mild, lukewarm reception from the team. What happened?

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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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