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NEW: National Extension Tourism (NET) Conference Proceedings Available

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 National Extension Tourism 2021 Conference Proceedings - published with support from the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Center (NERCRD) - is now available online. The mission of the National Extension Tourism network (NET) is to integrate research, education, and outreach within Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant to support...

NEW Trauma-Informed Nutrition Online Course

Oregon State University Extension Service and the SPOON Foundation are proud to collaborate on Nourished and Thriving Children , a FREE online trauma-informed nutrition and feeding course. This course was created with foster families in mind, but is appropriate for anyone who cares for or supports a child who has experienced trauma. Participants will learn the 6 principles of trauma-informed nutrition and examples of how to implement the strategies at mealtimes. Hear directly from foster...

Info and Resources for the New Phase of EXCITE Programming

The EXCITE Project had an info-session last week to announce the details of the new phase of funding that will continue to support the work of adult immunization education. This programming opportunity is open to all Land Grant institutions regardless of previous EXCITE participation. This system-wide effort is a model of how Extension can utilize shared resources, lessons learned best practices and a focus on local needs to create a large impact. As announced last week, this new phase of...

UNH seeks Associate Director of Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach (REEO) Business Operations

Under direction of the associate vice president and chief research administration officer, the associate director will broadly support the daily business operations of the Office of Research, Economic Engagement & Outreach. The position will administratively support the fiscal interpretation and analysis, profit and loss, and reviews of multiple accounts and transactions associated with the complex grant, county, contract, and federal budget portfolio for UNH Cooperative Extension. UNH...

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

During the growing and harvest seasons, vegetable producers often begin their day before sunrise and finish as the last light is seeping into the horizon. These long days are normal but varied. Challenges such as pests, disease, climate change, and weather make each day and each growing season unique and unpredictable. Vegetable farmers control some of the variables they face – like weeds and the temperature and moisture levels of their soil – by using a product that comes with pros and...

Understanding the Digital Equity Landscape and Extension's Role

Understanding the Digital Equity Landscape and Extension’s Role As a part of Bridging the Digital Divide in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communities in the South , a NIFA AFRI-funded project, individuals were surveyed to better understand the digital equity landscape, including access to the internet and devices as well as internet use and benefits. Findings from this survey can better prepare Extension to play a role in their respective state’s Digital Equity plan and implementation.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: New EXCITE Opportunity

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS EXCITE: Design Phase ELIGIBILITY: Non-competitive phase available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. Submit only one application per institution. AWARD AMOUNT: $10,000 TIMELINE: Application Open: September 22, 2022 Application Deadline: November 1, 2022 , November 30, 2022, 11:59 PM PST 11:59 PM PST Award Period: October 1, 2022 - March 15, 2023 APPLICATION ACCESS: The deadline for receipt of the...

Assessing and Treating Problematic Sexual Behavior of Children & Youth| An Intro to OneOp FD’s PSB-CY Courses

The OneOp Family Development team's Sexual Behavior of Children & Youth Series began in 2019 with our Anchored podcast episode, “ A Discussion with Dr. Gregory Leskin about Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth .” Since then, we have hosted 13 amazing webinars featuring top presenters and professionals in the field of assessing and treating problematic sexual behavior of children and youth. Many of our presenters also work directly with military families on bases and...

Jason Weigle Joins Extension Foundation as New Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator

The Extension Foundation is pleased to announce that @Jason Weigle has joined the Extension Foundation team as its new Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator. In this role, Jason will be leading all functions of the Impact Collaborative program to help implement and assess successful offerings to Extension Foundation members and foster the ongoing development of the national Impact Collaborative Facilitator network. The Impact Collaborative is a bundle of services and events that are...

Info Session for the NEW EXCITE Funding Opportunity

Register HERE for our September 22, 2022 Project Info Session The EXCITE national program team is happy to announce the EXCITE program is continuing! The CDC, NIFA, and the Extension Foundation will support projects in our LGU Cooperative Extension communities to address adult immunization education. This opportunity is open to all Land Grant institutions regardless of previous EXCITE participation. As a reminder, EXCITE is a nationwide response by U.S. Cooperative Extension made possible...

Where were you?

The day started out as any other. A pretty normal Tuesday in fact. Put my uniform on, drove through the front gate of the Air Force base where we were assigned and got to work. After a few minutes it was apparent this wasn't going to be just another Tuesday... In our military, readiness exercises happen all the time to prepare for events involving natural disasters and domestic/international threats. Awareness of these exercises occurs from internal communication and are posted at the base...

Celebrating EXCITE Vaccine in Education Projects Reaching Over 11 Million People!

We are celebrating EXCITE Vaccine Education Projects reaching over 11 million people through their 1st year. After calculating the data from the June program reports, EXCITE total reach came to 11,201,951 people! Bringing crucial Vaccine Education to this number of people during a challenging year is a significant accomplishment for the EXCITE project. This figure demonstrates Extension's ability to reach hard-to-reach populations and the value of the system's boots-on-the-ground efforts.

GPCAH Acadenuc and Community Pilot Grants Due Dec 1

The GPCAH is now accepting proposals for pilot projects intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness in our Midwest region. Learn more and apply at https://bit.ly/Pilots2022 . The pilot program offers two funding tracks (see below) and supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers , especially new investigators and trainees, and encourages applications from those newly interested in agricultural health and...

Suicide Prevention Month: Extension Resources from OneOp

Military and veteran suicides is not only a public health concern within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, but a concern within which the communities they live and serve. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we want to highlight upcoming events from OneOp that may be helpful for service members, veterans, and military families within your local communities and surrounding counties. Suicide is a leading cause of death overall in the United States and the...

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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. 

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