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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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Gender in Agriculture Programs: Filling the GAP

On behalf of the Gender Equity through Agricultural Research and Education (GEARE) team at The Pennsylvania State University, we are pleased to let you know about a new Penn State Extension online certificate course ‘Gender in Agricultural Programs: Filling the GAP’. This is an open announcement for individuals to enroll in the certificate program. You can find the link to register for the course here: . The course is...

GEIN's Professional Development Session at AIAEE 2023

The Association for International Agricultural Extension Education (AIAEE) just released their Call for Professional Development Proposals for next year's annual Conference, to be held in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the 2024 Conference is " Looking back, Focusing forward ," and given the domestic location, attendance is expected to be high. This past April, AIAEE held their 2023 Conference in Guelph, Canada, hosted by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, in the...

NACAA Agriculture & Amazon Tour of Ecuador

Robin Young and Mark Nelson are hosting a ten day tour in Ecuador. The travel is January 10 to 19, 2024. Complete details of each day of the tour are found in the attached agenda. Registration deadline is August 15. Shared rooms with 20 people registered is $2,650 per person; Single Supplement is $550. Travel is arranged through Explorations by Thor . Photos courtesy of Mauricio Munoz, Kiyoshi, Dayan Quinteros from Unsplash.


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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