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Evidence-Based Programming Across Cooperative Extension

Evidence-based programming enables CE professionals to use and enhance programs that have already proven effective, saving time and effort. Communities directly benefit from the accelerated adoption of proven programs demonstrating the potential for measurable local impact.

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Convo 5 Spotlight: Evidence in Extension

As part of our ongoing conversations about “What does Evidence mean for Extension”, participants have pointed out the need to consider and review existing clearinghouses or resources around evidence-based practices. Clearinghouses are registries of programs and interventions that have been reviewed and rated according to criteria set by each clearinghouse. Before our conversation, participants received a summary of three resources that could guide further discussions around evidence in...

Convo 2 Spotlight: Evidence in Extension

We were delighted to have both returning and new participants in our second convening, February 7, 2022, to explore how evidence can be identified in Extension. Our three breakout rooms focused on the following questions and generated common themes found in the attached infographic. At what level do the vast majority of Extension programs achieve evidence? Identifying what level of evidence Extension should aspire. What do professionals need to achieve evidence. We also considered how to...

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. 

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