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Urban Agriculture Listening Sessions

Brad Gaolach ·
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently posted a notice that they are taking stakeholder input to help inform and set priorities for $40 million of grant funding for research, education and extension around urban agriculture, indoor agriculture and emerging agriculture. To respond to NIFA with aggregated and organized comments, the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research (WCMER), National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL), and a number of local Farm Bureau...
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Re: Urban Agriculture Listening Sessions

Aaron Weibe ·
@Brad Gaolach - feel free to add those individual events to the Learn calendar too. Thanks for sharing!
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What’s it Like to Work with the eXtension Foundation as an NTAE Project? - Bridging the GAPs

Aaron Weibe ·
eXtension recently announced the opportunity for nominations for the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) for Year 2 projects. The nomination form will be available on June 15th until July 20th, 2020. Selected projects will receive wrap around services from the eXtension Foundation to support and amplify the project/program outcomes. Wrap around services include: Project/Program advisory support from a Catalyst (current or past senior program or administrative Cooperative...
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Farm Biosecurity Education Goes Virtual with Discovery Learning Series

Joanna Cummings ·
A new virtual learning experience is helping youth in agriculture discover biosecurity, the preventative measures that protect farm animals from the spread of infectious diseases. The Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) Project’s Biosecurity Learning Module Series is for students in grades 6 to 12, FFA and 4-H participants, college students studying animal science, and other agriculturally related youth groups.
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Register Now: Labor Management on Small and Medium-Sized Farms Seminar Series

Beth Holtzman ·
Highlights from recent research on labor management and decision-making on small and mid-sized produce and livestock farms across the US.
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Connecticut Agriculture is Showcased in UConn Students’ Documentary

Stacey Stearns ·
'Completely Connecticut Agriculture' explores the creativity and resilience of Connecticut farmers It’s easy to take our food supply for granted while strolling through the abundant aisles of a grocery store. We do not often consider how our food gets to the store or where it comes from. A group of students in UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) is bridging the communication gap between agriculture and consumers in their documentary film, Completely...
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Seeking Extension Educators/Agents who work or have worked with farm families touched by Alzheimer's/dementia

Emily Harmon ·
Over 6 million individuals currently live with dementia – a brain disorder characterized by progressive decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive domains. Recent work has shown that relative to other occupations, older adults with longest-held jobs in agriculture experience greater odds of developing dementia. Given the hazardous nature of agriculture, the impact of dementia and cognitive impairment on older agricultural workers and their families is an area of public...
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Central State University installs new Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) and Director of 1890 Land Grant Programs

Central State Extension ·
Central State University (CSU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Corley, Ph.D. as the new Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture (CESTA) and Director of 1890 Land Grant Programs at Central State University. Dr. Corley has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the 1890 Land-Grant System (Teaching, Research, Extension), which includes matriculation of undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM areas of Food, Agriculture, Natural...
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Job: 4-H Youth Development Food and Agricultural Literacy

Stacey Stearns ·
UConn (University of Connecticut) Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time (11-month), non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, primarily based at the Fairfield County Extension Office in Bethel, CT. Extension Educators are community-based faculty who make a difference in communities by connecting community needs with university resources. Position level/rank will be commensurate with experience working with Extension. The anticipated start date is January 2022.
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 Central State University Participates in Agricultural Industry Roundtable with National and State of Ohio Representatives

Central State Extension ·
Agriculture is vital to the State of Ohio and is the number one industry contributing more than $100 billion to the state’s economy and for that reason, representatives from across the nation and the State of Ohio met with Central State University and The Ohio State University to discuss issues affecting farming and agriculture in Ohio. The Ag Roundtable took place on Friday, December 10, 2021, at The Ohio State University and featured representatives from the US Department of Agriculture,...
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Job: 4-H Youth Development Food and Agricultural Literacy

Stacey Stearns ·
UConn (University of Connecticut) Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time (11-month), non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, primarily based at the Fairfield County Extension Office in Bethel, CT. Extension Educators are community-based faculty who make a difference in communities by connecting community needs with university resources. Position level/rank will be commensurate with experience working with Extension. Applications should be submitted by January 31st...
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CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY 1890 LAND-GRANT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND ARD RESEARCH SCIENTIST JOINS NATIONWIDE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING

Central State Extension ·
Brandy Phipps, Ph.D., Central State University Assistant Professor and Project Leader for a recent historic $10 Million grant, joined notable leaders such as Senators Cory Booker and John Cornyn to discuss the need to invest in Sustainable Nutrition Science! WILBERFORCE, OH –Our Health, Our Planet, Our Future: The Urgent Need to Invest in Sustainable Nutrition Science congressional briefing, hosted by the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and the Union of Concerned...
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Resilient Agriculture: Weather Ready publication available on flipping book

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Resilient Agriculture: Weather Ready Farms has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation. The publication was created by a team of Extension professionals to help the agricultural industry become more resilient to weather extremes, climate variability, and climate change. Based on the Weather Ready Farms model developed by Nebraska Extension, the publication focuses primarily on field crop farms and producers in the Great Plains and Midwest regions of the United States.
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UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Soil Health

Victoria Rappeport ·
The Extension state specialist in soil health provides statewide leadership in soil health and fertility in agricultural systems. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham, N.H. campus. It is a non-tenure track 100% Extension appointment. Beginning in the second year of employment, state specialists must generate 25% of annual salary from external grants and contracts. The specialist will oversee the UNH Soil Testing Service,...
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University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

Victoria Rappeport ·
The Extension state specialist in entomology and integrated pest management provides statewide leadership in agricultural integrated pest management, undertaking engaged outreach as the state’s IPM coordinator and serving as project director on Extension's federally funded IPM Extension Implementation Plan. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham, N.H. campus. The specialist will collaborate with faculty, Extension specialists, and...
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University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology

Victoria Rappeport ·
UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology The Extension state specialist in plant pathology directs and operates all aspects of the UNH-Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, including diagnosis of plant health problems and communication of results, maintaining sample information and data, and supervising staff. The UNH-PDDL provides diagnostic services for plant health issues for commercial producers, home horticulturists, landscapers, turf managers, arborists, extension staff, state and...
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture

Marie Ruemenapp ·
USDA NIFA has release a Request for Applications for the new Urban, Indoor, and other Emerging Agricultural Production Research, Education and Extension Initiative (UIE). Anticipated available funding: $9,400,000 Average Award: $50,000 - $1,000,000 Letter of Intent Due: July 11, 2022 Full Proposals Due: September 22, 2022 FIND OUT MORE . . . UIE is a NIFA competitive grant program implemented in 2022 to support research, education and extension activities that facilitate development of...
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Using Digital Technology in Extension Education now available in flipping book format

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Using Digital Technology in Extension Education has been reissued as a flipping book. First published in September 2020 as a website, the publication provides timely content that aims to help Cooperative Extension professionals consider the role of technology in their work, and perhaps increase the adoption of technology, particularly social media. The information in the publication provides both food for thought and practical information that will enable readers to apply what they’ve...
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UNH Extension seeks Food and Agriculture Field Specialist, Coos County

Victoria Rappeport ·
UNH Extension Seeks a Food and Agriculture Field Specialist | Extension This position is based at UNH Extension’s Coös County office in Lancaster, N.H. The field specialist will provide formal and informal education to the agricultural community by organizing and implementing educational events including workshops, field tours, and grower meetings; disseminating current research-based information through the development of fact sheets, articles, and other print and web-based resources; and...
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NDSU Extension accepting applications for Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kris Holt ·
NDSU Extension is currently accepting applications for the position of Extension Assistant Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources, with office location in Fargo, ND. This is an excellent opportunity to lead dynamic agriculture and natural resources Extension programs in North Dakota. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The full position announcement and application instructions are available at www.ndsu.edu/employment - Job ID 2943030. Application screening begins...
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Let's Talk GMOs online course

Stacey Stearns ·
UConn Extension is offering an online course, Let’s Talk GMOs: Creating Consistent Communication Messages . Participants are introduced to the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They will learn how to create consistent communication messages and manage dialogue processes about GMOs with various audiences. The asynchronous course is available on-demand; it has eight online modules with instructors from UConn. The fee is $49. Learn more at s.uconn.edu/gmocourse
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GPCAH Acadenuc and Community Pilot Grants Due Dec 1

Jennifer Janine Patterson ·
The GPCAH is now accepting proposals for pilot projects intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness in our Midwest region. Learn more and apply at https://bit.ly/Pilots2022 . The pilot program offers two funding tracks (see below) and supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers , especially new investigators and trainees, and encourages applications from those newly interested in agricultural health and...
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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service seeks Assistant Director/State Program Leader

Kerri Farnsworth-Hoback ·
Oklahoma State University seeks an innovative and creative leader to identify, plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and report statewide Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources and Community Economics Development programs with campus and field staff to address critical needs of Oklahomans. The Assistant Director/Program Leader is administratively responsible to the Associate Vice President, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). The tenure track professor position is to be filled...
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Seaweed is on the Menu with Connecticut’s Sugar Kelp Industry

Stacey Stearns ·
A team from UConn is using innovative research and community outreach to help make this novel food more accessible for consumers and more profitable for producers. When you crave something tasty, seaweed may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But UConn researchers and extension educators want to change that. A team from UConn Extension within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources , and Connecticut Sea Grant are using innovative research and community outreach to...
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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

Stacey Stearns ·
During the growing and harvest seasons, vegetable producers often begin their day before sunrise and finish as the last light is seeping into the horizon. These long days are normal but varied. Challenges such as pests, disease, climate change, and weather make each day and each growing season unique and unpredictable. Vegetable farmers control some of the variables they face – like weeds and the temperature and moisture levels of their soil – by using a product that comes with pros and...
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