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Extension Foundation and Innovation Collective Partner to Drive Innovation and Community Development

The Extension Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Cooperative Extension System, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Innovation Collective, an organization dedicated to unleashing human flourishing through building innovative communities and growing successful startups. The partnership will focus on fostering innovation, economic development, and building resilient economies served by the Cooperative Extension System. Through this collaboration, the Extension...

#GoodReads from Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation has recently released several new titles on a broad range of topics, from climate and extreme weather to building farm and farm family resilience. Check out our bookshelf to learn more about the work other Extension professionals are doing. ICYMI, here are a few recent titles that may interest you. Sustainable Tourism, Agritourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Community Development. Our newest title is The NET Effect . This 57-page ezine contains eight case studies that...

Job Announcement: Professor/Assistant Director/State Program Leader

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University – Stillwater, Oklahoma The Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University (OSU Agriculture) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Assistant Director and State Program Leader for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Economic Development, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). This appointment is administratively responsible...

NEW: National Extension Tourism network e-zine highlights successes, presents case studies

NEW: National Extension Tourism network e-zine highlights successes, presents case studies 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 NET Effect: Members of the National Extension Tourism network help raise the bar in sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation is now available online. The 57-page publication contains eight case studies that explore innovative Cooperative Extension...

2023 Extension Foundation Professional Development for Members

We are excited to invite you to join the Extension Foundation for our 2023 professional development events and offerings. We strive to provide relevant educational and professional resources to all our members. This year, we are offering an array of professional development and leadership development opportunities to learn new skills, enhance leadership potential, network with other professionals, and uplift the impactful work happening across the system! Professional Development Members...

Colorado State University- Online offers you PD in Evaluation & Applied Research in Extension Course & Spring Registration reminder

Greetings Extension friends! Spring 2023 course registration at Colorado State University Online is open through Monday, January 16th. Enrolling in courses is as easy as clicking this orange button and submitting your ESP- Employee Study Privilege form . You do not have to be enrolled in a Graduate program to take individual courses. Graduate courses are a great PD opportunity to enhance your skills and build up your CV. Spring 2023 Extension Education courses NEW!! AGED 600 - Evaluation and...

Dr. Christine Nygren Announces Retirement from Extension Foundation as CEO

Dr. Christine Nygren (formerly Geith), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Extension Foundation has announced her retirement effective January 13th, 2023. The Board of Directors selected Dr. Nygren as CEO in July 2015 during a transitional period for the Extension Foundation. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Dr. Nygren was the Assistant Provost and Executive Director of MSU Global at Michigan State University. During her tenure as the CEO, Dr. Nygren led a vision for the organization to...

New Grant Opportunities: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services

The Administration for Community Living has released two Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (INNU) funding opportunities for cooperative agreements to establish or replicate innovative approaches to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of nutrition programs and services within the aging services network. The announcement can be found here and the grant opportunities can be accessed at the links below: INNU – Replication (HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-INNU-0008) Projects replicate...

RFA: ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams: Resilient Economies and Community Health (REACH)

ELIGIBILITY: Competitive opportunity available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. The Extension Foundation in partnership with the ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams, is offering two opportunities to apply and be selected to pilot a community development initiative in a community of their choosing. More specifically, successful applicants will have the opportunity to pilot test how Cooperative Extension can catalyze...

Extension Foundation Membership Available to 1994 Land-grant Universities

The Extension Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved to enable membership in the Extension Foundation to 1994 Land-grant Universities. The motion was brought forth by the Extension Foundation’s 1994 Board Representative, @Brian Kowalkowski , Dean of Continuing Education, College of Menominee Nation. A membership model for 1994 Land-grant Universities was unanimously approved. The Extension Foundation serves all Land-grant Universities in the U.S. through its national funded...

NTAE National Needs Assessment Fellow

Position Description: The Extension Foundation is seeking an individual to conduct a needs assessment of the Cooperative Extension system including Faculty, Staff, Directors, and Administrators. The focus of the needs assessment will be to understand daily needs, career support, technology, and professional development needs to inform the Extension Foundation and the Cooperative Extension System. The individual will have support from the Extension Foundation team to provide input into the...

Starting October 3rd! NEXTGEN Grant Support Introduction and Partnership Opportunities

October 3rd, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time October 4th, 2022, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time October 5th, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time October 6th, 2022, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time REGISTER HERE The Extension Foundation was selected by USDA-NIFA to serve as the technical service provider for NEXTGEN to raise awareness of the program and provide technical assistance for eligible institutions to develop teams, partners, program strategies and to connect with USDA and other...

Extension Foundation Selected by USDA-NIFA as Technical Provider for NEXTGEN Funding Opportunity

The primary goal of the From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program (NEXTGEN) is to enable 1890 Land-grant institutions, 1994 Land-grant institutions, Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, and insular area institutions of higher education located in the U.S. territories to engage, recruit, retain, train, and support students to help build and sustain the...

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...

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