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AFT Southeast Regional Advanced Soil Health Training Application Now Open

We are thrilled to announce that applications to AFT’s Southeast Regional Advanced Soil Health Training (ASHT) are now open! (Please click on this link to access the application ). The Advanced Soil Health Training (ASHT) program is designed for farmers and farm advisors who share an interest in improving soil health and who will share their expertise with their clients, communities, and the next generation of farmers. We are excited to bring you the best in agricultural education through...

EDEN Marketing and Communications Coordinator Position Available (Remote)

Summary: Join our team as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, a pivotal role supporting the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). This 12-month contract position offers a dynamic opportunity to lead and shape EDEN's branding and marketing initiatives. Application Due Date: Open until filled. Application Link: https://registry.extension.org/241215416755151 Contact: Fred Schlutt, fredschlutt@extension.org Position Available: EDEN Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Remote)...

Community Based Instructor 3 - SNAP-Ed (Las Vegas)

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu . For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775)...

Latest Issue of Journal of Extension is Available; Follow JOE on Social Media

The Journal of Extension, Volume 61 Number 3, is available! It's packed full of articles that are sure to inspire and inform your work as an Extension professional. Issue 61 Number 4 should be out by the end of April. Volume 62 Number 1 and Number 2 will follow in May. Access the latest issue here . Find JOE on Instagram and LinkedIn You can now find JOE on Instagram and LinkedIn ! Please follow for news and links to articles and resources. The JOE board and staff would love to connect with...

Rediscover Food Preservation: Redesigned Website Empowers Consumers and Extension Professionals

Interest in home food preservation has surged in recent years, fueled by more time spent at home and a desire for self-sufficiency. People are rediscovering traditional methods like canning, pickling, and drying to preserve their harvests and reduce food waste. But with this increased interest comes a crucial need for science-based information. Safe food preservation practices are essential to avoid foodborne illness and economic loss from spoiled food. This is especially important for the...

2024 National Urban Extension Conference Presentation Update

Individual Presentations Individual oral presentations on topics related to the conference theme or other topical areas of interest will be 15 minutes in duration. Each room will have a moderator to maintain time restrictions which will allow all presenters to use allotted time and enable attendees to attend multiple sessions. Presentations should be succinct, with well-developed concepts, applications, and results. Presentations will be grouped by topic for 60 minutes sessions. Panel...

From Earth Day to Everyday Action: Extension Tackles Climate Challenges

The History of Earth Day Earth Day was launched in 1970. Many factors contributed to the call for a national day focusing on environmental stewardship, including the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring - serialized in the New Yorker - and the catastrophic oil spill that occurred off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969. The Santa Barbara oil spill galvanized U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) to call for a national day of locally inspired and organized "teach-ins" on the...

OSU Seeks Extension Specialist in Silviculture & Director of Research Forests

Oregon State University invites applications for a combination position as Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations & Associate/Full Professor Extension Specialist in Silviculture . The Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations will provide critical leadership and oversight to the 9 OSU Research and Demonstration Forests that serve as living laboratories for learners of all types to gain insight into all aspects of forest management. As...

National Extension Technology Community (NETC) Conference early registration ends April 16th!

Register Online Early registration for the National Extension Technology Community (NETC) Conference ends April 16th! We're a month away from the conference, May 13–16th, and registration closes May 10th. The conference will be held in State College, PA on the campus of PennState Extension! This year we are partnering with the Extension Foundation to provide an AI track, revolving around topics including: Applications of AI in Cooperative Extension Practical use of AI in your day-to-day...

2024 National Urban Extension Conference

WOW! Where has the time gone; we are less than 50 days away from our National Urban Extension Conference. If you have not registered or booked your room, it's NOT TOO LATE! May 3, 2024, is the cutoff date for booking your discounted room. You can book the discounted rooms two days before and two after the conference. Click Here to Reserve your Room at the Renaissance Nashville Register Now

Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Program Action Team Fellow and Workforce Development Coordinator Position Available

Summary: One individual is needed to fill an Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Coordinator role across the LGU system with the Urban Ag and Food Systems PAT and AgriProspects. As Urban programs are active across the country, the incumbent will serve as a lead with assistance in program execution from other AgriProspect coordinators, specifically those where CES regions overlap. This critical position will help build and engage our national network of partners working to provide access to...

Extension Foundation Selects Thirteen Coordinators from Land-grant Universities for AgriProspects Workforce Development Network

The Extension Foundation (EXF) in collaboration with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Economic & Workforce Development Program Action Team are collaborating with USDA-NIFA staff to form a robust network of public and private entities across every U.S. region to build the nation’s capacity to respond to the changing needs in the food and agriculture sector. The effort, called AgriProspects, aims to foster regional cooperation, identify workforce ecosystem gaps,...

Calendar Invitation Issues When Registering for Extension Foundation Events

We would like to thank everyone who reached out to us recently to let us that you are not receiving calendar invitations from our professional, team, and leadership development events. We have identified an issue with our Google Calendar system that is causing several calendar invitations to not be sent to those individuals registering for events. In many cases, individuals register for multiple events and have received only some of their calendar invitations. We have been in contact with...

Navigating Mentorship: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th 2024 12:00 - 12:45 PM ET Open to Everyone REGISTER HERE The Missouri Mentorship Project Team is hosting a webinar series featuring leaders from across Extension to learn from their mentorship experience. April 24th: Culturally Responsive Mentorship Join us as we host Dr. Dawn Mellion as she shares her pearls of wisdom, her approach to mentorship as a leader within the 1890 land grant system, and how she inspires her mentees through the Extension Foundation.

Advancing Disaster Education in America: EDEN Request for Applications Announced

When disaster strikes, knowledge is power. Disaster education builds resilient communities ready to respond and recover. Cooperative Extension plays a critical role in the nation’s disaster education efforts, and a new Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Development Grants Program will enable the Cooperative Extension System to do even more. Applications for the EDEN Development Grants Program – Advancing Disaster Education America – is now open. You can review the RFA here . 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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit extension.org. You can view the terms of useat extension.org/terms.

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