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How Can Extension Help When #CaregivingHappens?

More than 90 million Americans provide care for someone who is aging, disabled, has one or more chronic conditions, just needs a little extra help, or some combination thereof. These individuals may not identify as “caregivers” but the role they play in the life of someone else is critical. November is National Family Caregiver Month and this year’s theme is #CaregivingHappens. #CaregivingHappens when we least expect it: when we are at work, running errands, during natural disasters, or just...

‘Just Good Food’ is topic of URI’s fall Honors Colloquium

‘Just Good Food’ is topic of URI’s fall Honors Colloquium Speakers to address equitable, sustainable and resilient food systems KINGSTON, R.I. – Aug. 22, 2022 – Just the mention of the word food can bring to mind varying images for Americans: a big dinner with family; a low-key night at home with pizza; children and families across the globe facing starvation; the behemoths of agribusiness; and the increasing interest and participation in local, sustainable farming and food production.

8 New 1994 LGUs will Join EXCITE as Pilot Projects!

We are so excited to announce 8 new 1994 institutions are joining the EXCITE Activity 2 program Immunization Education Pilots Projects. These funded projects work cooperatively with the CDC, local health professionals and programs to improve immunization rates with priority populations. The purpose is to create and test innovative delivery methods for each pilot project and inform future immunization education methodologies of best practices. 8 Land Grant Universities joining the EXCITE...

Extension Foundation Membership Available to 1994 Land-grant Universities

The Extension Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved to enable membership in the Extension Foundation to 1994 Land-grant Universities. The motion was brought forth by the Extension Foundation’s 1994 Board Representative, @Brian Kowalkowski , Dean of Continuing Education, College of Menominee Nation. A membership model for 1994 Land-grant Universities was unanimously approved. The Extension Foundation serves all Land-grant Universities in the U.S. through its national funded...

K-State Research and Extension and Healthy People: Helping Kansans Access Nutritious Foods

This post is part of Healthy People 2020 in Review, a blog series highlighting how organizations across the nation are addressing social determinants of health — and how their efforts have helped us make progress toward Healthy People goals and objectives. The post describes how K-State Research and Extension, a Healthy People 2030 Champion, contributed to progress toward Healthy People 2020 objectives — as well as Healthy People 2030 objectives under the social determinants of health domain Eco

What to Expect from the OneOp PSB-CY Clinical Assessment and Treatment Overview Courses

Our Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth (PSB-CY) Overview Course Series has officially launched! To access the courses, go to our OneOp PSB-CY Overview Courses page and click on the purple Course Enrollment button. These four asynchronous courses mark the next phase of programming in our OneOp Sexual Behavior of Children and Youth Series . With this recent launch, we at OneOp Family Development wanted to give our participants a preview of what they can expect to learn within...

Job opening: Field Specialist in Labor & Workforce Development – Johnson County, MO

We are searching for a dynamic person interested in helping to build MU Extension’s workforce development program. The person selected for this role is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating workforce development educational programs that can support, complement, and expand on existing workforce and economic development efforts in Missouri communities. This is a faculty role, with the successful candidate being responsible for helping develop and deliver educational...

New Publication Available: Siempre Juntos (Forever Juntos)

Siempre Juntos (Forever Juntos) is available on the Extension Foundation bookshelf in a flipping book format. The Juntos program focuses on educating high school Latinx students and equipping their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and increase college access and attendance rates. This publication provides an overview of a sustainability guide that the North Carolina State University Juntos team created, and provides tips for creating Juntos...

National Extension Climate Initiative needs Beta Testers for Climate Curriculum

Have you wanted to learn more about climate change yourself, and how to help your clientele address the impacts it can cause? Since we first came together, members of the National Extension Climate Initiative have seen the need for climate training across the Cooperative Extension system. Our formal NECI objective is to: Promote climate education and research throughout the extension system. We have selected the EcoActUs certificate curriculum for beta testing among...

Join Us on November 11 for the NUEL Southern and 1890's Regions Quarterly Zoom Meeting

The next Southern and 1890’s Regions Quarterly Zoom meeting is scheduled for November 11 th . You should have received an invite but just in case there is the Zoom connection list - In addition to regional and national NUEL Updates, we are accepting “ Lightning Presentation Proposals” on the theme of “Protecting the Environment ”. I encourage you and your colleagues to submit a proposal and share the great work going on in our regions. Please share with...

NTAE National Needs Assessment Fellow

Position Description: The Extension Foundation is seeking an individual to conduct a needs assessment of the Cooperative Extension system including Faculty, Staff, Directors, and Administrators. The focus of the needs assessment will be to understand daily needs, career support, technology, and professional development needs to inform the Extension Foundation and the Cooperative Extension System. The individual will have support from the Extension Foundation team to provide input into the...

EXCITE Program Shares Regional Impact Stories

We are pleased to share with you a regional compilation of data for the EXCITE project. The EXCITE project was truly a system-wide effort, encompassing institutions from all 6 regions. These infographics are intended to provide an understanding of the regional and national efforts of the institutions that participated in EXCITE. This data originates from the monthly reports submitted by the institution and is inclusive through July, 2022. Each region has a file folder that contains images of...

Here’s the best stuff I heard from the NTAE Catalyst Dr. Scott Reed

On September 22nd, a "showcase" for NTAE year three projects was held to recognize their outstanding work over the past year. The NTAE teams presented an overview of their project f or past and current NTAE teams, Directors & Admin, NTAE grant support staff, Extension Foundation staff, and others. Following the presentation, the Extension Foundation Catalyst Scott Reed sent teams observations from the project showcase and words of inspiration. After hearing from all the project teams Dr.

Why Fatty Liver Disease Matters

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a medical term related to a condition caused by a build-up of fat in liver cells, aka fatty liver. In a healthy body, the liver removes toxins and produces bile, a protein that breaks down fat into fatty acids to be digested. Fatty liver disease causes damage to the liver and prevents it from working. Why is this important? For most people, having fatty liver may not cause an illness but if left untreated and progresses it can cause injury to...


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 You can view the terms of useat