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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.

4-H Explorers: Ag Around the World

4-H Explorers: Ag Around the World
🌍✨ Calling young explorers! Join 4-H Explorers: Ag Around the World for a virtual adventure through Costa Rica, Ghana, and the Netherlands. πŸšœπŸ” Dive into exciting Google site activities, with optional check-ins and guest speakers. Program runs Feb. 19 - Mar 11, perfect for 6th-8th graders. πŸŒ±πŸ‘§πŸ‘¦ Ready to sow seeds of knowledge? Limited spots available!
Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to join University of Minnesota Youth Development as we explore agriculture around the world. You aren't going to want to miss this agriculture exploration as we travel virtually to three countries in this self-guided program with opportunities to connect with people in other countries. A kick-off event will be held via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Central time)  From there, you’ll be given access to a Google site to explore a country each week. A guide will be provided to help you explore a farming practice within each country. 4-H Ag Ambassadors will check in weekly to discuss what you’re learning along the way. This year guest speakers will share more about agriculture in the countries participants are exploring. More info will be sent out upon registration. All guest speakers will be recorded for later viewing.
Registration deadline: Feb. 12.
Contact:  Anja Johnson <>

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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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