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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...

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities Report Available

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities , a report published in 2020, is now available in a flipping book format. This report - produced in response to an Extension Foundation RFP - contains a national inventory of Cooperative Extension programs and practices in climate and extreme weather. The report and included database provide insight into the successes, challenges, and opportunities for programming in this area and offer conclusions...

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

Application for New Technologies for Ag Extension Extended to July 1st, 2022

The application due date for New Technologies for Ag Extension has been extended to July 1st, 2022. New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) is a grant from USDA-NIFA in partnership with Oklahoma State University and it will begin its fourth year starting on September 1st, 2022. The Foundation is inviting your project and program teams aligned with USDA and ECOP strategic goals/priority program areas to apply and receive some funding and support from the Extension Foundation for one full...

Special Urban Extension Issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is now available online (Volume 10, Number 2). To access it, visit JHSE’s website at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse__;!!HXCxUKc!2ypZsaz8XiuP9gBZ8mn2Khf_UYugRvwt7I9tENrw0SWKXnCvEZ8l3K4OHdu1i4hH__QFARH7gv0fP4s$ . This special issue of JHSE focuses on Extension engagement in urban communities. The 35 authors who contributed to this issue represent a range of geographic and programmatic...

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...

Journal of Extension Seeks Associate Editor

https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/ Position Description Associate Editor, Journal of Extension The Journal of Extension seeks an associate editor who can review manuscripts dealing with a diverse set of topics, including social justice, disability, mental health, equity and belonging, and specialized populations. Commitment Term: 3 years (with an option to renew) Estimated Time Commitment: 3–5 hours per week on average Overview An Associate Editor (AE) contributes to ensuring that the...

Urban Extension Professional Development Guide Reissued as Flipping Book

An Urban Extension Professional Development guide has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation. Initially developed as an offering for the 2019 Impact Collaborative, the publication is jam-packed with information and resources curated and reviewed by a national team of experts. Note : Registration for the next Impact Collaborative - which will be held October 4-6th, 2022 - is now open. Information about the all-virtual event can be found here . The publication’s editors...

ECOP "Opioid Response" Publication Reissued

“Opioid Response” - a curated collection of resources designed to help Extension professionals play a stronger and more strategic role in addressing the opioid crisis - is now available in a flipping book format in the Extension Foundation’s publication library. The resources were curated by the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup (EOCRW), a task force created by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). More than three dozen Extension professionals and experts from...

New "Water Saver" publication documents Master Irrigator Program

A new publication - Water Saver: Oklahoma Master Irrigator Program - is available from the Extension Foundation. It documents the Oklahoma State Master Irrigator Program, which is helping Oklahoma farmers respond to the challenges they face due to decreasing water levels (a consequence of climate change.) Inspired by a program developed by the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, a team of academics at Oklahoma State University created a Master Irrigator program to help farmers...

New Report Provides Regional Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Northeast U.S.

A new report - Ecosystem Services in Working Lands Practice and Policy of the U.S. Northeast - has been added to the Extension Foundation’s bookshelf. Authored by Northeast Ecosystems Services Fellows Alicia F. Coleman, PhD, and Mario R. Machado, PhD, the report documents results from an assessment of over 1,300 ecosystem service provisioning programs and policies across the U.S. Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,...

We're Hiring! Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator

The Extension Foundation is seeking an individual to join our team as the Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator. This full-time position includes leading all functions of the Extension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program. The Impact Collaborative Program Coordinator will work closely with the Extension Foundation Design Strategist and Extension Foundation Leadership Development Specialist to design, implement and assess successful offerings, including fostering the ongoing...

Application for New Technologies for Ag Extension is Now Open, Deadline June 20th, 2022.

New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) is a grant from USDA-NIFA in partnership with Oklahoma State University and it will begin its fourth year starting on September 1st, 2022. The Foundation is inviting your project and program teams aligned with USDA and ECOP strategic goals/priority program areas to apply and receive some funding and support from the Extension Foundation for one full year. Programs with a special focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, and climate are encouraged but...

ICYMI: Innovative Online Extension Programming and Nutrition Research to Promote Current Dietary Guidelines Using Spices and Herbs

Last week, the Foundation hosted a wonderful group from Penn State University: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD RD FAHA FNLA FASN CLS Mary Alice Gettings, MS,RDN,LDN,CDCES Samantha Zlotorzynski, MA,RDN Olivia Lawler Penn State Extension planned and conducted Let’s Cook at Home: Herbs and Spices webinar with live food demonstrations to introduce this topic to the public. The participant evaluations guided the design of an ongoing research project to evaluate the effectiveness of short online...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Guides Reissued

Two important resources about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have been reissued by the Extension Foundation in a flipping book format. Both publications define DEI and provide a vast array of information and resources, including links to frameworks, presentations, websites, videos, and more. They are an invaluable resource for Extension professionals seeking to learn more about DEI and how to incorporate best practices in their work. The 1st edition was created by Dr. Shatomi...

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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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