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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.

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 RamΓ³n Carbono Neutral Foundation in Costa Rica. It has grown with the support of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, Cummins, Inc., Catalyst 2030 and the Government of Cost Rica. They seek individuals or organizations to join them. More information is found on the Healing Trees website. The organization requests that people visit the website to register their commitment to plant trees to help track the number of trees to be planted.

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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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