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Creating Inclusive Extension Spaces and Programming

Welcome to the ESP (Epsilon Sigma Phi) Public Issues Committee's “Diversity Awareness Webinar Series”

Please join us for a series of FREE webinars covering diversity issues related to our Extension programming.

Presenter: Katherine E. Soule, Ph.D.
Youth, Families, & Communities Advisor, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties
Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of national efforts to create inclusive Cooperative Extension programming for youth and families who identify as members of LGBTQ+ communities. This discussion will consider how program areas outside of youth and families may begin to address inclusion for their colleagues and clientele.

To join the FREE Webinar:

1. Go to then:
2. Ensure that the “Enter as a Guest” option is selected and type your Full Name. Then click “Enter Room”.
3. You will listen to the audio via your computer speakers. To call in for questions or comments, dial (605) 477-2100; participant code: 742340#. NOTE: If you phone in, please mute your computer’s speakers to avoid feedback (if you don’t intend to ask questions, you don’t need to phone in and can save the toll charge and listen to the audio on your computer’s speakers).

• If you encounter any technical difficulties before or during the session, please call 406-994-6694 or email
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If you are not able to join us for the live webinar, we will be recording the session and adding the link to this event listing in Learn. For more information, please contact or (406) 994-3620.

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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. 

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