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Using Digital Technology in Extension Education

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This publication originally appeared as a website with curated and original content contributed by Extension professionals from around the country. The emergence of COVID-19 has required Cooperative Extension professionals to respond quickly to quickly changing needs. This publication provides timely content that we hope will help Cooperative Extension professionals consider the role of digital communications in our work, and perhaps increase our adoption of technology. The information in the publication provides both food for thought in perspective pieces, and practical information about specific social media platforms, SEO, and content strategy that will enable the reader to apply what they've learned and to take action.

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Extension Foundation, Fort Valley State University, Oregon State University, University of California
Authors (Name, Email, Institution)

Rose Hayden-Smith,,University of California ANR

Greg Aronoff,xxx,Oregon State University

John Buzzard,xxx,Oregon State University

Lindsey Shirley,xxx,Oregon State University

David J. Krause,xxx,Driscoll's Berries

Mark Lubell,xxx,UC Davis

Dan Macon,xxx,University of California ANR

Aaron Weibe,xxx,Extension Foundation

ChaNae Bradley,xxx,Fort Valley State University

Cynthia Kintigh,xxx,University of California ANR

Liz Sizensky,xxx,University of California ANR

Victor Villegas,xxx,Oregon State University

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Cooperative Extension
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Content Publication
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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 You can view the terms of useat

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