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Clearinghouse for Cleaner Water: New publication explores online resource hub project

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. Clearinghouse for Cleaner Water: University of Minnesota Hub was w ritten by Anne Nelson and Anne Sawyer of the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension. The UMN team is creating the Watershed Engagement Programming (WEP) Hub to support watershed-related outreach and engagement efforts to help address the state’s efforts to improve water quality. The team decided to create the Hub after surveying several dozen soil and water...

Announcing: NEW EXCITE Programming Opportunity

Register for the Introductory Session Here We are happy to announce additional EXCITE programming opportunities! EXCITE is a nationwide local response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible through an interagency agreement between USDA-NIFA and the CDC. It integrates partners and funders to increase immunization education, emphasizing boosting vaccination confidence in adult immunization. This new phase of EXCITE will support adult immunization education beyond Covid-19 and increase...

"Join Us on the Path": New publication details online engagement hub project

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. Join Us on the Path: The Engagement Hub was w ritten by Catherine Leach and Pam Doherty of the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The case study details their teams' efforts to develop The Engagement Hub, an innovative, personalized online hub for students, educators, alumni, and community members. The hub aims to create a community of lifelong learners and equip the workforce with knowledge and skills to gain a competitive...

EXCITE at AEA

Earlier this month, the EXCITE team attended the Association of Extension Administrator conference to highlight the achievements of the 1890 institution projects, their collaborators, and the innovative solutions they employed to bring immunization education to their communities. The team also served to educate and provide an overview of how EXCITE's system-wide professional development and coordination assists in the current and future growth of these Health Extension initiatives. The 1890...

Extension Foundation Seeking Evaluation Specialist

The New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) cooperative agreement (grant no. 2020-41595-30123) with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation will enter its fourth year on September 1, 2022. Two key programs in the cooperative agreement are the Program Accelerator and Program Expansion. The Program Accelerator and the Program Expansion concept are a unique partnership between a...

TRUST

Our biological need to trust is strong. We approach situations with an almost automatic seeking of a transaction to occur. Knowing how we approach our daily interactions is important for creating moments of clarity that fit with our values. Naive & Distrust Some of us approach awarding our trust from a place of distrust making it hard for others to convince us we should place our trust in them. Some of us approach from a more naive place that can make it hard for us when trust is fragile...

The SEED Method - Engaging Martinsville Podcast Interview

Communities throughout the nation have been greatly affected by the opioid epidemic, and it was deemed a public health emergency nationwide in October 2017. Since many factors contribute to this crisis, addressing it requires solutions involving every level. Cooperative Extension has collaborated at the local, state, and federal levels to help communities address this critical issue. The opioid epidemic has heavily impacted Southwest Virginia. The town of Martinsville has one of the nation's...

Working with Immigrant Youth in 4-H: 2022 Learning Series for Extension Professionals

This series is being offered by the Immigrant and Refugee Youth Champions which is sponsored by the Access, Equity and Belonging Committee of the National 4-H Program Leaders Group. You can register for the series at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VVIt2QcSrzAea8Er4wLUw2u8_1PZyiTw/view?usp=sharing Topics to be discussed during the series includes: 8/11 History of U.S. Immigration and Current Status 8/25 Social Conditions common to youth and families with immigrant backgrounds 9/15 Marketing...

NDSU Extension accepting applications for Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources

NDSU Extension is currently accepting applications for the position of Extension Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources, with office location in Fargo, ND. This is an excellent opportunity to lead dynamic agriculture and natural resources Extension programs in North Dakota. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The full position announcement and application instructions are available at www.ndsu.edu/employment - Job ID 2943030. Application screening begins...

Extension Professionals Working with Families of Individuals with Disabilities: Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts Webinar

Calling all Extension professionals – Learn how you can better support families within your state and local communities who may be caring for an individual with disabilities. OneOp is providing a professional development webinar for family support providers at 11:00 a.m. ET on August 24, 2022 to discuss ‘ Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts ’ and the different options available for individuals with disabilities. RSVP here to learn more. Webinar presenter, Alison Packard, with Packard Law...

Cloudy County Extension - Cloud Training Built for Extension

Hello extension! I'm a systems administrator in Florida supporting our research, teaching, and extension programs. In addition to my regular "sysadmin" duties I've found that I really love teaching our extension agents about the "cloud". Together with my co-worker Joe Gasper we've been holding monthly training sessions for just over three years. In that time much of our university has learned the power of the cloud and ways to use new tools that make your digital life a little bit easier.

New Publication: How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation

How to Use Digital Dashboards to Improve Program Implementation and Evaluation is available on the Extension Foundation’s bookshelf. This case study was written by Amy Patillo, Matthew Pezold, and Karen Funkenbusch from the University of Missouri. It outlines a strategy used by the University of Missouri (MU) Extension to manage and evaluate complex mental and behavioral health initiatives for farmers and rural communities. It highlights the processes and tools used to help a large,...

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