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Get engaged with NUEL! The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) began in 2013 as a grass-roots effort of a group of passionate and committed urban Extension educators with the mission to advocate and advance the strategic importance and long-term value of urban Extension activities by being relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

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"The Root Zone Environment" a Key Factor In Controlled Environment Hydroponic Production?

When it comes to hydroponic vegetable production the root zone environment, including oxygen levels and root temperature, play a critical role in the success of the crop. “For true hydroponics, which would include deep water culture and nutrient film technique (NFT), both have different oxygen profiles,” said Neil Mattson, greenhouse horticulture professor at Cornell University. “Typically with NFT, there is near saturation with oxygen because of mechanical aeration from the water...

The NYSIPM Program is looking for an Extension Specialist in Urban/Community IPM

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM, Cornell University) is looking for a Community Integrated Pest Management Associate, with expertise in applied entomology, pest or wildlife management, and/or turfgrass management, to support statewide community pest management programs and to develop an outstanding extension and applied research program in community settings. A portion of time will also be allocated to extension responsibilities that support urban agricultural...

A National Framework for Urban Extension

Adopted by the Extension Committee on Policy (ECOP), the National Framework for Urban Extension is the product of NUEL leadership designed to call attention to three primary external shifts influencing Extension's work in urban communities: demographic characteristics community conditions urban-suburban-rural interdependencies In addition to this external perspective, an internal strategic analysis resulted in common themes that have emerged in urban Extension: positioning programs personnel...

NUEL North Central Regional Conference June 7-9, 2023

NUEL’s North Central Regional Conference will be held June 7-9, 2023 on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Join us and be a part of a conference “shift” as we cultivate spaces to discuss hot Extension topics, discover creative ways to elevate urban outreach, engage in thoughtful dialogue about critical issues, and participate in think tank sessions. We currently seek facilitators to help lead this dynamic, non-traditional conference experience. If you want to be a...


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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