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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture

USDA NIFA has release a Request for Applications for the new Urban, Indoor, and other Emerging Agricultural Production Research, Education and Extension Initiative (UIE). Anticipated available funding: $9,400,000 Average Award: $50,000 - $1,000,000 Letter of Intent Due: July 11, 2022 Full Proposals Due: September 22, 2022 FIND OUT MORE . . . UIE is a NIFA competitive grant program implemented in 2022 to support research, education and extension activities that facilitate development of...

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Awareness is the first step leading to personal growth. The folks at Crucial Learning have provided some great free resources to help you do just that. Influence is leadership. Discover the methods you use to lead and help others through change with the Influencer assessment! It would be hard to believe anyone left an organization because they received too much communication. Our words are a powerful force for good when used in the direction of truth and love. For every crucial conversation...

HHS and USDA announce public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Posted June 14, 2022 Overview Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee will review scientific evidence to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 ( Dietary Guidelines ). The Departments will seek to appoint a Committee that is balanced in expertise, experience, and education, and is reflective of the racial,...

University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology

UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology The Extension state specialist in plant pathology directs and operates all aspects of the UNH-Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, including diagnosis of plant health problems and communication of results, maintaining sample information and data, and supervising staff. The UNH-PDDL provides diagnostic services for plant health issues for commercial producers, home horticulturists, landscapers, turf managers, arborists, extension staff, state and...

University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

The Extension state specialist in entomology and integrated pest management provides statewide leadership in agricultural integrated pest management, undertaking engaged outreach as the state’s IPM coordinator and serving as project director on Extension's federally funded IPM Extension Implementation Plan. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham, N.H. campus. The specialist will collaborate with faculty, Extension specialists, and...

Central State University Professor Featured on The Sweaty Penguin Podcast

Dr. Brandy Phipps Speaks on Sustainability in the Cannabis Industry Wilberforce, OH — Central State University Assistant Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health, Brandy Phipps, Ph.D., was recently featured on The Sweaty Penguin, a comedy environmental podcast, in partnership with Peril and Promise, a PBS/WNET public media initiative on climate change. The Sweaty Penguin invited Dr. Phipps to join the conversation to discuss her research which focuses on biomolecules in plant extracts and...

Job: Associate Dean for Extension at UConn

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Extension and Associate Director for the Cooperative Extension System (CES), with appointment as Associate or Full Professor with tenure in a CAHNR department related to the candidate’s academic discipline. We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic, visionary, and collegial individual to provide exemplary College-level leadership...

ODPHP Announces the Next Webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series

Posted on May 16, 2022 by ODPHP The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series. Titled Leveraging Healthy People 2030 to Address Issues Affecting Children, Mothers, and Families , this webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 3:00-4:00 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series registration page . The presenters will provide an overview of three Healthy People...

ODPHP Launches the Take Good Care Campaign to Promote Preventive Health Care

Posted on June 1, 2022 by HHS/ODPHP We’re excited to announce the launch of Take Good Care , a consumer-facing campaign designed to encourage the use of clinical preventive services using ODPHP’s MyHealthfinder . The campaign focuses on Black and Hispanic women ages 45 to 54, who are often in a caregiving role and may be managing their family’s health care. Take Good Care is a call to action to encourage them to make their own health a priority — and to get important preventive services they...

UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Soil Health

The Extension state specialist in soil health provides statewide leadership in soil health and fertility in agricultural systems. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham, N.H. campus. It is a non-tenure track 100% Extension appointment. Beginning in the second year of employment, state specialists must generate 25% of annual salary from external grants and contracts. The specialist will oversee the UNH Soil Testing Service,...

Resilient Agriculture: Weather Ready publication available on flipping book

Resilient Agriculture: Weather Ready Farms has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation. The publication was created by a team of Extension professionals to help the agricultural industry become more resilient to weather extremes, climate variability, and climate change. Based on the Weather Ready Farms model developed by Nebraska Extension, the publication focuses primarily on field crop farms and producers in the Great Plains and Midwest regions of the United States.

New publication explores Utah State Extension's remote work program

A new publication - Making Remote Work: Extension program boosts opportunities, salaries in rural Utah - is available from the Extension Foundation. The publication shares the story of Utah State University’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI), a training and certification program launched in 2018 to boost the capacity of program participants to be effective remote workers. Since its launch, more than 300 rural residents have secured employment after completing the Master Remote Work Professional...

Tips to Build a Diversified Investment Portfolio

A key theme in investing that never goes out of style is building a diversified portfolio to reduce investment risk. Below are eight key investing concepts for Extension educators to suggest to their clients: Quantify Your Goals - Encourage clients to write down their goals with the projected cost and a time deadline. Doing this will help them select appropriate investments and provide the motivation required today to set money aside for the future. Discuss Risk - Explain that investment...

Invitation to participate in a feedback session about the Move Your Way campaign

The HHS/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is looking for participants for an upcoming feedback session about a new resource they’re developing. They are looking to talk to representatives from local health departments or other community organizations who aren’t yet familiar with the Move Your Way campaign to participate in a one-on-one feedback session. The sessions will be held the week of June 6th remotely via Zoom, a video teleconference platform and will last...

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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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