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Getting Started with the Extension Foundation

At the request of Cooperative Extension professionals, the Extension Foundation has developed an interactive tool to help Land-grant university professionals get familiarized with the Extension Foundation, its tools, national funded programs, services, and learn how the Foundation can be a partner in making a greater impact on local issues. The Extension Foundation serves all 112 Land-grant universities in the United States regardless of membership. Extension Foundation members receive...

Now Open: WCMER 2023 Fellowship Application Period

Application Period Open - WCMER Urban Extension Fellowships! Deep Dives, Urban Sabbaticals, and Urban Graduate Fellowships are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grant university system, in metropolitan communities. Learn more or meet our past fellows at https://metroextension.wsu.edu/fellows/. Application deadline (11:59 PDT): July 31, 2022

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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...

Register Now for Personal Leadership Bootcamp, June 9th, 16th & 23rd!

NEW in 2022 for Extension Foundation Members: Personal Leadership Bootcamp! June 9th, 16th & 23rd 2:00-3:15 PM No push-ups. No running. Join us on a journey of personal growth where we will begin to explore the elements of your leadership philosophy. This 3-part series led by Karl Bradley will help you get to know yourself, choose a path, and take action with tools and thought-provoking exercises. Please note, that after registering you will be redirected to a short values quiz, the...

Leading Through Stressful Times Session 1: Dr Courtney Owens

Leading Through Stressful Times Session 1 Register Here June 8th 2022, 2:00 - 3:15 ET The Extension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program is hosting a leadership series available to member institutions . Join our Leadership team for this 3-session series on June 8th, July 6th, and August 10th for conversations with special guests to get wisdom on turning volatility into vision, uncertainty into understanding, complexity into clarity, and ambiguity into agility! Extension Foundation is...

Southern University AgCenter 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Virtual Conference Webinar Series

Save the Date(s) for the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Virtual Webinar Series hosted by the Southern University AgCenter. Please share this flyer within your networks and communities. Registration links are forthcoming. #emergencypreparedness #disasterpreparedness #conference #webinar

Southern University AgCenter 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Virtual Conference Webinar Series

Save the Date(s) for the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Virtual Webinar Series hosted by the Southern University AgCenter. Please share this flyer within your networks and communities. Registration links are forthcoming. #emergencypreparedness #disasterpreparedness #conference #webinar

Program for Recently Separated Veterans During First Year of Transition from Military Service

Are you working with a service member or military family that may be transiting from active duty? In 2019, The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, launched the VA Solid Start (VASS) program in response to Executive Order (EO) 13822: Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life . The EO was established to improve transitioning service members’ mental health care and access to suicide...

Upcoming TBI Awareness Series in March 2022

As the month of March approaches, OneOp (formerly the Military Families Learning Network) is preparing to highlight Brain Injury Awareness Month with a series of professional development webinars in partnership with the Defense Health Agency. The webinar series will provide a platform for educating military service providers on military-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and strategies to support families during reintegration. TBI is a significant health issue that affects service...

ICYMI: Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Promote Healthy Aging

This week, Julia Quam from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion joined us for a wonderful webinar on Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Promote Healthy Aging. For the first time, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides nutrition guidance by life stage, including specific guidance for older adults. Older adults have unique nutrition needs, experience changes in body composition, and face increased risks of malnutrition and chronic disease,...

The Changing World of Medicaid: What to Watch for in 2022

Medicaid, the single largest source of health coverage in the United States, is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage to children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Join the Military Families Learning network at 11:00 a.m. ET on February 23, 2022, as Christopher Plein, Ph.D., Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Public Service at West Virginia University, discusses Medicaid, new program developments and possibilities for the...

Upcoming Self-Care Workshop for Military & Veteran TBI Caregivers

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) is partnering with the Defense Health Agency’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) at 11:00 AM ET on November 30, 2021 for an interactive self-care workshop for military and veteran traumatic brain injury (TBI) caregivers. RSVP to join at Military and Veteran TBI Caregivers . Presenters will provide education and insight into TBI caregiver resources, common concerns, self-care strategies, research, and best practices to improve...

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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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Agriculture Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and membership funding. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, please visit extension.org. You can view the terms of useat extension.org/terms.

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