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December 2022 Impact Collaborative Facilitator Network Meeting

The last Impact Collaborative Facilitator Network Meeting for 2022 will be on Wednesday, December 21st, from 3-4 Eastern (2-3 CT, 1-2 MT, 12-1 PT, 11-12 AT, 10-11 HT). đź”­ 90 Day Opportunity Window (Jan-March 2023) (Click the link below to learn more and register!) January Summit - Climate Resiliency Theme - 1/17-1/19 ( IC Facilitator opportunity ; registration deadline 12/19) Gateway to Innovation 3/1 & 3/8 ( IC Facilitator opportunity ) Personal Leadership Bootcamp (contact Karl Bradley...

Not a leader?

Do you consider yourself a leader? What about a global leader? Usually when this question is asked only a few people respond positively to the first question and almost everyone says "no" to the second question. Why? Perhaps they are hesitant to respond positively because "leader" isn't part of their title, position, or rank. Then when the question escalates they're definitely out. John Maxwell defines leadership as influence. If we use his definition (which I totally dig) then we're all...

Extension Skills 2022

This past year, the Impact Collaborative's Extension Skills series has provided Cooperative Extension professionals with the opportunity to build capacity with tools, processes, and tech skills training. Each second Thursday of the month, a workshop was led by an Extension expert to give professionals the opportunity to learn new skills and share best practices to help them be more effective and innovative in their work! This year, the workshops focused on topics such as virtual engagement...

Sharing is Caring with Fire Ant Venom

Venom is associated with being harmful, but red imported fire ants are using their venom for its medicinal benefits by sharing the toxic substance with their nestmates, according to a study published in the Journal of Insect Physiology . Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists from the agency's Biological Control of Pests Research Unit and Southern Insect Management Research Unit in Stoneville, Mississippi, discovered a new way that fire ants use their venom to prevent diseases in...

Job Opening: Association Lead Executive Director (Kingston, NY)

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County is hiring a Lead Executive Director . The position is located in Kingston, NY. Read the full position description and apply online by Jan. 5th: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/details/Lead-Executive-Director---Kingston--NY_WDR-00034546 The Lead Executive Director for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Ulster County represents and is accountable to the Association Board of Directors and the Director of the...

RFA Deadline Extended! ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams: Resilient Economies and Community Health (REACH)

RFA: ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams: Resilient Economies and Community Health (REACH) ELIGIBILITY: Competitive opportunity available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. The Extension Foundation in partnership with the ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams, is offering two opportunities to apply and be selected to pilot a community development initiative in a community of their choosing. More...

Position Announcement: University of Georgia Extension Hiring Program Development Specialist

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( CAES ) seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to provide statewide support and coordination for the University of Georgia Extension program development functions. This is a full-time non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Academic Professional or Public Service Associate home-based in Athens, Georgia. There is potential to be co-housed in a County Extension Office for part of the work week. This...

2022 Program Center Stage

The Extension Foundation 's Program Center Stage series had a great first year , highlighting programs that are doing impactful work across the system . Throughout the year , the series featured Southern University Ag Center Emergency Prep ared ness Response & Recovery , J UN T OS 4-H, New Technologies for Ag Extension ( N TA E ), Extension Collabor ation on Immun ization Education ( EX C ITE ), North Star Legacy Communities , Utah ’ s Remote Work Online Initiative Program , P estic ide...

UNH Extension Seeks a Public Affairs Manager

UNH Extension Seeks a Public Affairs Manager | Extension The public affairs manager coordinates University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension county office operations and public affairs activities to further UNH’s community engagement, while developing local leaders and champions among Extension staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. UNH Cooperative Extension has staff in each of N.H.’s 10 counties and performs vital work throughout the state. This position enhances the awareness and...

Nuts and Bolts of Implementing Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being- webinar recording

The framework was approved by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) in 2021 and was designed to serve as a roadmap for advancing the health-focused work of the Cooperative Extension System. The framework is organized around three core themes: health equity, social determinants of health, and working through coalitions to increase community health assets. This webinar, recorded on October 25, 2022, provides an overview of the framework and shares resources for Extension...

Some things I think I think...

The great sports broadcaster Dan Patrick used to host a podcast with the title "Things I think I think". During a presentation to our team, we were reminded of his show and it sparked my own thinking about what I think I think. Here are a few to ponder... Curiosity over Certainty When we remain curious we're open. We have a growth mindset. We see challenges as opportunities. While we can have aspects of our lives we're certain about, like our core values, in daily interactions it often leads...

New Grant Opportunities: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services

The Administration for Community Living has released two Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (INNU) funding opportunities for cooperative agreements to establish or replicate innovative approaches to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of nutrition programs and services within the aging services network. The announcement can be found here and the grant opportunities can be accessed at the links below: INNU – Replication (HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-INNU-0008) Projects replicate...

JOHN W. GARLAND COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, AND AGRICULTURE AWARDED NEARLY $90,000 TO FUND DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

The Central State University John W. Garland College of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Agriculture (JWGCESTA) was recently awarded nearly $90,000 in funding and in-kind gifts to bolster efforts to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology development. Eighteen universities and colleges, including Central State, will share $2.3 million from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN). Grants will be used to fund interdisciplinary teaching, career pipeline...

Building Public Health Partnerships and Telling Extension's Story

Recently, @Adam T Hughes from Cornell University asked me to join him and their Public Health Program Work Team (PWT) in a quarterly meeting to discuss how Mississippi State University Extension is connecting with public health partners here. That gave me reason to take a step back and consider what approaches have led to our success in health-related work. These are some of the things I shared with them that undergird my thinking and efforts in this area. 1. Extension has a history of work...

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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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