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Preserving the Salish Sea by Reducing Plastic Pollution

Discover simple ways to help keep the Salish Sea beautiful and reduce plastic pollution in this informative video. National Microplastics Professor and Washington State University graduate Julie Masura shares tips on the best ways to reduce plastic use, reuse plastic products and recycle right to help maintain this biologically diverse inland marine ecosystem.

Climate Resilience Professional Development Opportunities During the January 2023 Impact Collaborative Summit

The Extension Foundation Impact Collaborative Summit starts next week and anyone from member institutions is invited to attend the keynote sessions and a special panel by the USDA Climate Hub and NOAA CAP/RISA ! The 2023 Summit will have a special focus on Climate Resilience in partnership with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy’s (ECOP) Climate Program Action Team. The purpose is to catalyze Cooperative Extension’s awareness and capacity to implement programming that will...

Colorado State University- Online offers you PD in Evaluation & Applied Research in Extension Course & Spring Registration reminder

Greetings Extension friends! Spring 2023 course registration at Colorado State University Online is open through Monday, January 16th. Enrolling in courses is as easy as clicking this orange button and submitting your ESP- Employee Study Privilege form . You do not have to be enrolled in a Graduate program to take individual courses. Graduate courses are a great PD opportunity to enhance your skills and build up your CV. Spring 2023 Extension Education courses NEW!! AGED 600 - Evaluation and...

Job Opening: Dairy Extension Specialist at UConn

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence. Candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and extension and teaching interests in dairy management are encouraged to apply. This is an 11-month, 55% extension, and 45% teaching, non-tenure track position at UConn’s main campus in Storrs. The Department of Animal...

Utilizing Area Agencies on Aging for Caregivers in Your County

Are you serving aging adults or individuals with disabilities in your community? If so, it may be helpful to get connected to your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). AAAs, not to be confused with the travel club, are entities established by federal law to provide information and resources for older adults and caregivers. An AAA serves every county in every state – find your local AAA based on your zip code using Eldercare Locator . Area Agencies on Aging administer federal, state, and local...

Happy (Digital) Holidays!

We've talked about this "gratitude" thing before in this post... Get More Gratitude . If you're not able to be together with everyone you'd like, here are some ways to let your friends & family know you're thinking about them. This year, you're more ready than you think to share how thankful you are for the great people in your life. After all, you've had at least a couple of years of practice at this. 😉 Embrace some technology to share your gratitude for the special people in your...

Dr. Christine Nygren Announces Retirement from Extension Foundation as CEO

Dr. Christine Nygren (formerly Geith), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Extension Foundation has announced her retirement effective January 13th, 2023. The Board of Directors selected Dr. Nygren as CEO in July 2015 during a transitional period for the Extension Foundation. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Dr. Nygren was the Assistant Provost and Executive Director of MSU Global at Michigan State University. During her tenure as the CEO, Dr. Nygren led a vision for the organization to...

Dynamic Discussions 2022

This year the Impact Collaborative hosted professionals from Cooperative Extension and beyond to discuss various topics of interest at Dynamic Discussions. Together we have explored new ideas, gained new perspectives, and discussed the future of Extension. This year's conversations included misinformation, community resilience, Coming Together for Racial Understanding Experience, moving on from Extension's traditions, implementing DEI work, workforce development, recharging Extension's...

OneOp Family Development 2022 Year in Review

2022 has been a fantastic year for our team! We have hit record highs with live webinar attendance as well as soaring numbers of views of our on-demand programming via our YouTube page. We have also distributed an amazing amount of continuing education credits for our ever-growing audience based on their needs. What follows is a breakdown of all our programming from the past year, featuring significant highlights. Webinars We kicked off 2022 with a live webinar in our ongoing “ Sexual...

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). 🔭 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...

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