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Globalizing Extension Innovation Network

This open group creates a network of professionals interested in globalizing Extension innovation. It shares and develops best practices for augmenting extension programs through cross-cultural and international experiences. The network supports the engagement of extension professionals through educational programs emphasizing understanding of global dynamics and using cultural knowledge.

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International Solidarity: Healing Trees

On May 4 & 5, 2022, everyone has the opportunity to join the global community in international solidarity to contribute to climate change mitigation by planting trees in memory of lives lost to COVID-19. Healing Trees seeks partners from around the world to join in 48 hours of collective effort planting over 5 million trees. Healing Trees was started by the San Ramón Carbono Neutral Foundation in Costa Rica. It has grown with the support of the Battle Creek Community Foundation,...

Former GEIN Intern Named as USA Representative to Global 4-H Network

The Globalizing Extension Innovation Network would like to congratulate Dylan Gentry, Former GEIN Intern, on his appointment as the 2021 Global 4-H Youth Delegate as a representative of the United States. The Global 4-H Network Board of Directors proposed the Global 4-H Youth Committee be formed to represent youth voices from each of the 4-H regions worldwide. The individuals will serve July 2021-June 2022 and assist in the planning and preparations of the Global 4-H Summit in September...

GEIN Council Charter

The Globalizing Extension Innovation Network emerged in 2020. As the Network continues to grow the GEIN Council Charter was recently accepted as the guiding principles upon which the Network will operate. The Council will function with 20 active members with annual volunteer nominations for Chair and Vice Chair. Learn more by reading the Charter. If you are interested in joining the Council, please contact the current Chair, Ben Grove ( or Vice Chair, John Vreyens...


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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