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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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Dr. Chiquita Briley Named Assistant Director for Urban Programming

Dr. Chiquita Briley has been selected as the new Assistant Director for Urban Programming at the LSU AgCenter. Chiquita has worked for 23 years in Cooperative Extension with 18 years focusing on urban programming. Working for the University of Nebraska Extension Service, Chiquita, was the supervisor for EFNEP and SNAP-ed programming for Douglas County (Omaha, NE). Over the course of her career, she has served in many diverse roles including NEWS Program Coordinator, SU AgCenter, Nutrition...

Urban Food Systems Masters & Graduate Certificate Program

As of this fall, Kansas State University is excited to offer an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Urban Food Systems , as well as our professional track Masters of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems - both of which can be completed fully online or in-person at our Olathe & Manhattan, KS campuses. We have rolling admissions for domestic students and NO out of state tuition fees through our Olathe or Global campus. This is a great graduate program for...

Don't forget to submit YOUR abstract for NUEC2024!

The NUEC 2024 Conference Team wants to remind you to submit your proposal for the upcoming conference which will be held in Nashville, TN from May 28-31, 2024. The abstract submission portal will be open through December 1 , so there's still lots of time left to polish up that abstract you've been thinking about! Proposals will be accepted in any of the five focus tracks: Strengthening Communities, Protecting the Environment, Improving Our Health, Enriching Youth, and Feeding the Future :...

University of Kentucky, Urban Extension Initiative - Leadership Fellows

Currently in its fourth cohort, the Urban Extension Initiative Leadership Fellows program (UEI) provides professional support for Extension Agents who serve and engage within urban communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Its primary focus is to enhance community engagement, professional development, advocacy, and research for urban-centered Cooperative Extension. This is the first year UEI has been offered to agents and administrators in other states, according to Dr. Jeff Young,...


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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