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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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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...

Extension's Global Reach: CES Cultural connections and international experience

Extension has existed for more than a century in the USA. Nearing the end of the 20 th century, several programs focused on internationalizing extension (targeting international experiences) or globalizing extension (meaning applying skills learned through international experiences to the educational programs of diverse cultural clientele at home). While many extension professionals contributed their time and talents to such programs, it was not always well documented. In 2012, the USDA...


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