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SAMHSA Training & Technical Assistance Resources Related to COVID-19

Aaron Weibe ·
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put together a list of COVID-19 training and technical assistance resources to help address the mental health/substance use disorder impacts in rural communities. You can access a copy of that list here and attached to this blog post.
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Virtual Town Hall 5/21: Hurricane Preparedness in the Wake of COVID-19

Aaron Weibe ·
When?: 5/21/2020, 1 PM - 2:30 PM ET Registration Information Available Here Hurricane Preparedness in the Wake of COVID-19, Virtual Town Hall is co-sponsored by EDEN and eXtension , in collaboration with Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC). Having a shared space to discuss ideas, best practices, and network is invaluable. The goal of this virtual event is to highlight the work cooperative extension is doing, while also receiving valuable insight on the...
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Re: ICYMI - Answering the Call: The Role of Extension After an Emergency

Anindita ·
Hi Aaron, Please share if you are aware of any virtual trainings on facilitation. I facilitate discussion on equity and inclusion in my role. Please let me know if you are aware of any such trainings. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Anindita Anindita Das, PhD. | Iowa 4-H Youth Development Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Stakeholder and Partnership Development Program Coordinator she | her | hers 1259 Stange Road Ames, IA 50011...
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eXtension Migrates Learn Platform to Connect Extension

Aaron Weibe ·
Over the past few years, the eXtension Foundation has been migrating its custom technology platforms to commercial tools. This has resulted in providing Cooperative Extension professionals with better technology solutions that are consistent with industry standards and provides greater flexibility, usability, and marketability. To date, the Articles publishing platform (articles.extension.org) and its companion content-authoring platform Create (create.extension.org) where former eXtension...
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National Extension Response Resources Site to Include Resources for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Aaron Weibe ·
eXtension has updated virtual.extension.org with a collection of resources related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This is just the start, if you have other similar resources to share, we invite you to submit them to contact-us@extension.org . In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eXtension Foundation launched virtual.extension.org to create a national resource site for Cooperative Extension professionals. The purpose of this site was and still is to help Extension professionals...
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ICYMI: A Virtual Tour: Explore Nutrition Tools and Resources from USDA and HHS Websites

Aaron Weibe ·
We had a wonderful and very informative webinar yesterday with @Marcia Greenblum & @colleen.sideck from USDA, and @Holly H. McPeak from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services! During the webinar, these panelists guided participants through the different nutrition tools and resources found on the USDA and HHS sites. There were a TON of resources that they covered, and as promised - we wanted to share that list here: If you missed the webinar, you can find a recording of it here...
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ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtual Field Days

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
More than 50 Cooperative Extension professionals from across the nation gathered virtually to discuss Virtual Field Days. The chat contains a wealth of tips, links and lessons learned. Questions that were posed (and capably answered!) include: What are some ideas to move a Field Days event online? What examples of virtual Field Days have you done/seen/been a part of? Please describe and share links, if possible. For those who have done virtual Field Days, what were some of the challenges you...
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Re: ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtual Field Days

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Mark Bell from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources shared this resource about how to do a virtual consultation .
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21st Annual Summer Program in Population Health

Pat Bebo ·
The Summer Program courses are taught by national experts in Population Health. Courses educate and train practitioners, researchers and students in population health methods and builds their capacity to address emerging health priorities. Courses are designed to appeal to a broad range of professionals interested in understanding and improving the health of communities. The 21st Annual Summer Program in Population Health has adapted this year’s program to a complete virtual format due to...
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eXtension Welcomes West Virginia State University and the University of Arizona as Newest Members for 2020

Aaron Weibe ·
The eXtension Foundation welcomes West Virginia State University and the University of Arizona as our newest members for 2020. A complete listing of eXtension members is available here . Institutions that are members of the eXtension Foundation get access to the Impact Collaborative program and Impact Collaborative sponsored events. A listing of member-only events is available in Connect Extension or directly on the eXtension website and includes, but not limited to: Two national Innovation...
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ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtualizing and Social Distancing Horticulture and Master Garden Volunteer Programs

Stephanie A Pully ·
In case you missed it: We had an excellent live chat with 58 participants discussing all the innovative ways to move horticulture and Master Gardener volunteer programs to a virtual platform! Some of the ideas included virtual Ask An Expert sessions, virtual coffee hours, webinar series, podcasts, and more. To see more including tips for marketing virtual programs, best practices and lessons learned, and suggested platforms, check out the chat archive ! Your co-hosts, Stephanie Pully and...
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Health and Well Being Subgroup Open to New Members

Roger Rennekamp ·
A new subgroup for Extension faculty and staff working in the area of health and well being has opened its doors to new members. The new subgroup’s Connect Extension platform is designed to serve as a virtual gathering place for members to interact around “all things health.” The group is a diverse community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to experience optimal health and well-being across the life span through a focus on both health...
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Virtual National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) 9/14-17/2020

mark megalos ·
Registration is now open for ITEP’s Virtual National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) and there is no cost for attendance. Join us to listen and hear from various partners who will be joining us to share their knowledge and stories about the work they are doing to address the climate crisis occurring in our communities. We are so honored to feature many amazing speakers including our warriors, Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians ,...
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Connect Extension Podcast Now Available

Aaron Weibe ·
The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce that our Connect Extension Podcast is now available! Each month in Connect Extension, eXtension hosts a virtual chat on a different topic area to highlight best practices and innovations throughout Cooperative Extension. In June 2020, we hosted a virtual chat on virtual field days, led by @Victor Villegas , Oregon State University Extension Service, and @Rose Hayden-Smith , eXtension Technology in Extension Education Fellow Following each...
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National Action Dialogue: Extension Futures Summary Report

Aaron Weibe ·
In partnership with ECOP, two National Action Dialogues (NAD) focused on Extension Futures were held on July 13 and July 14, 2020. 382 participants from 69 Land Grant Universities (LGU) representing all five ECOP regions and program areas along with18 partner organizations who collectively shared ideas, concerns, and needs within 5 focus topics, guided by 10 Facilitators, and informed by 17 Key Informants. The purpose of the Action Dialogue was to imagine near-future possibilities for how...
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1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Aaron Weibe ·
Click Here on August 27th at 1 PM ET to Join the Virtual Chat Each month, the eXtension Foundation will host a virtual chat here on Connect Extension, available to all Cooperative Extension professionals. The purpose of these short virtual chats is to highlight best practices and innovation throughout Cooperative Extension. Each session will be a different topic area. For August 27, 2020, we will be discussing Asynchronous Programs and how we are making our formally face-to-face programs...
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ICYMI- Asynchronous Programs

CallieWard_USU ·
Nearly five dozen Cooperative Extension professionals from across the nation gathered to discuss asynchronous programs an d how we are making our formerly face-to-face programs available to clientele who want to learn on their own time not necessarily at the same time as everyone else like a webinar. We and our clientele are busier than ever and often cannot participate in synchronous events, so in order to reach them, we need to turn to provide programs asynchronously. As per the chat, most...
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APHA Annual Meeting Deadline Extended to September 10

Roger Rennekamp ·
If you have never attended the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) because of the added cost of travel, meals, and lodging then this may be your to attend the all-virtual conference. Better yet, is that workshop will also be available on-demand after the conference, so you won't have to among sessions in the same time block. This is a big conference with over 1,000 concurrent sessions. For more information, visit https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
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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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Digital Technology eFieldbook Webinar Shares Project Info & Findings

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
More than three dozen Cooperative Extension professionals joined in a webinar to learn more about eXtension's new Using Digital Technology eFieldbook . @ashleygriffin @Jerry Thomas and @rosehayden-smith offered a panel discussion that explored the eFieldbook content and features, the Fellowship project (including professional development activities), lessons learned, and findings from the eXtension Technology Futuring Project. The eFieldbook was produced as part of of eXtension’s New...
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Urban Foods Systems Symposium in October will focus on climate, community, security, production and distribution

KSUhlwoods ·
All things food in and for urban areas will be in focus during the 3 rd Urban Food Systems Symposium scheduled for virtual delivery on Wednesdays in Octobe r and hosted this year by Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension.   2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium   online sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT every Wednesday in October. If you’ve got an interest in any aspect of urban food systems there’s a session for you and you are encouraged attend.    The...
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County Connectivity Landscape Dashboard Announced

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
COVID-19 has sped the adoption of virtual programming in Cooperative Extension across the nation and has highlighted a need for information about connectivity at the county level for use in planning virtual programs. A new tool developed by a team at Purdue University may help. With funding from eXtension Foundation, they’ve created a County Connectivity Landscape Dashboard to help Cooperative Extension professionals as they plan online programming and outreach methods. Dr. Roberto Gallardo,...
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Recap of "DNA Demystified" Virtual Chat

Dr Alan McHughen ·
Summary of discussion Q&A from virtual chat 'DNA Demystified" We had a great discussion of several topics, with probing questions and lively discussion. Below is a summary of a select few. For the full chat, see the archive at https://connect.extension.org/...stified-virtual-chat Query: What DNA and genetics basics should Cooperative Extension professionals understand? Summary: At least the basics up to first year college. We should know about basic structure and function of DNA, and how...
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ICYMI: The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s Changed and What’s Been Updated

Aaron Weibe ·
Last week, we hosted three wonderful folks from the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). They took us “behind the label” to share background on the changes and provide an in-depth tour of the updated Nutrition Facts label. CFSAN staff also shared educational materials and resources on the updated Nutrition Facts label for both health professionals and consumers. If you didn't get a chance to catch this presentation - the recording is available here ! By popular demand,...
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Recap of "Prescribed fire education training" Virtual Chat

Carrie Berger ·
Summary of discussion Q&A from virtual chat "Prescribed fire education training" We had a great discussion of several prescribed fire topics - liability, insurance, training format, and more! Below is a summary of some of our discussions. For the full chat, see the archive at https://connect.extension.org/chat-event/connect-extension-chat-prescribed-fire-education-training Query: The State of Oregon mandated a certified burn manager program in the early 90’s, however, the mandate was not...
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25 Teams Participate in First Virtual Impact Collaborative Summit

Aaron Weibe ·
Twenty-five Project and Program teams representing twenty-six Cooperative Extension institutions attended the first Virtual Impact Collaborative Summit on October 13th and 14th. Using technology - including Zoom and virtual whiteboards - participants were connected with tools, resources, coaches, facilitators, and Key Informants in a customized experience designed to catalyze their work. The Summit kicked off with a thought-provoking keynote by Dr. Scott Reed, Emeritus Vice...
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Let’s Talk GMOs: A New Online Course from UConn CAHNR

Stacey Stearns ·
Are you confused or do you have questions about GMOs? Do you feel inadequate when discussing GMOs? Are you given opposing information of GMOs and not sure what is right? Do you wonder how the misinformation about GMOs spreads like a wildfire? UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is offering a new online course, Let’s Talk GMOs: Creating Consistent Communication Messages . This course introduces participants to the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They...
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ICYMI: How to Host Engaging Webinars

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
The COVID-19 crisis means that Extension professionals are using webinars even more frequently to extend knowledge and information. Creating engaging online learning experiences for our clientele and peers is critical to our success in this new virtual environment. This webinar - offered by eXtension Foundation staff in partnership with Delaware State University Cooperative Extension - provided an opportunity for participants to reinforce the basics and learn more about advanced features. In...
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Re: ICYMI: 63 Extension Professionals joined the Connect Extension Chat on Gamifying Food Labels

Stacey Stearns ·
Resources Shared During the Chat: UConn EFNEP Fat Game: https://bit.ly/EFNEP_FatGame Healthy Lifestyle Resources (Baylor): https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare...-lifestyle-resources Water Calculator: https://www.watercalculator.org/ National Geographic Food Education: https://www.nationalgeographic...tion/food-education/ FDA Whyville Snack Shack Games: https://www.fda.gov/food/nutri...le-snack-shack-games H5P Virtual Tour: https://h5p.org/virtual-tour-360 H5P Interactive Content:...
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ICYMI: 63 Extension Professionals joined the Connect Extension Chat on Gamifying Food Labels

Stacey Stearns ·
Our team at University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension is developing a game to help consumers understand food labels. The Connect Extension chat included questions about food labels and gamification in Extension programs. You can access the chat archive at: https://connect.extension.org/chat-event/connect-extension-virtual-chat-gamifying-food-labels . Chat participants agreed that there is confusion with labels and terms among the consumer audiences. They don't know what is healthy and what...
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Using Data to Understand the Community You Serve

Teja Pristavec ·
Are you or would you like to be using data in your work to understand and improve the communities you serve? Do you want to know more about about the opportunities you have to make data-driven decisions for your constituents' well-being, and to monitor your community's progress? Are you interested in sharing your experiences and needs with other Extension professionals? If so, join us for a virtual chat on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 1pm to 2pm EST . Our team is preparing an eFieldBook...
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Recap of Video Production in Cooperative Extension Virtual Chat

Ruth Inman ·
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Cooperative Extension professionals are branching out to add simple video production to their skillset. In our virtual chat “Video Production in Cooperative Extension,” participants across institutions and job roles helped us understand more about training resources and needs related to video production in Extension.
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National Juntos Convening: A Thirteen Year Journey Recap Videos

Diana M Urieta ·
2020 brought many challenges to Juntos 4-H, but we stayed strong and innovative and used virtual experiences to continue the work that could not afford to take a break. In September, NC State Juntos hosted the first National Juntos Convening. We celebrated Why Juntos Matters and Why Juntos is Here to Stay. We invite you to check out a series of short theme videos from the National Juntos Convening. We personally love the short presentations from all the states as they share their Juntos 4-H...
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Five Extension Project Teams Receive Seed-Funding Grants from Impact Collaborative Summit

Aaron Weibe ·
Twenty-five teams representing twenty-six Cooperative Extension institutions attended the first Virtual Impact Collaborative Summit on October 13th and 14th. Using technology – including Zoom and virtual whiteboards – participants were connected with tools, resources, coaches, facilitators, and Key Informants in a customized experience designed to catalyze their work. Teams were provided one-on-one coaching from twenty-six of our Impact Collaborative’s Innovation Facilitator network.
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Key Takeaways: Using Data to Understand the Community You Serve

Teja Pristavec ·
Key Takeaways: Using Data to Understand the Community You Serve Approximately thirty participants -- Extension professionals from all over the US, from Oregon to Ohio, Connecticut, and Virginia -- joined us today for a productive Connect Extension Virtual Chat on Using Data to Understand the Community You Serve. We discussed their experiences with data, their data-related needs, and and how we might best design and bring data literacy resources to Extension. You can access the chat...
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2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and New MyPlate Resources

Aaron Weibe ·
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans along with new MyPlate resources were released this morning! Big thanks to @Barbara Jirka, USDA-FNS Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion for sharing this. Attached are two documents that contain information about the release.
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Workshop on Community-Led Initiatives to Improve Population Health

Roger Rennekamp ·
The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will host a 2-day virtual workshop addressing community-led initiatives for population health improvement. This event will feature presentations and discussions on community-led action around a variety of population health improvement areas, including the social determinants of health. The workshop will be held on January 28–29. There will be two sessions daily: 11 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4 pm EST. A copy of the agenda and resources will be posted...
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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago

Amanda Dickson ·
Greetings and Welcome to 2021! Although travel restrictions are still in effect, there are opportunities to volunteer internationally virtually through USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) project in Trinidad and Tobago. During the COVID-19 pandemic, how we implement the F2F program has had to adjust and is temporarily offering virtual/remote assignments that will meet the needs of Trinbagonians. Over the holiday break, the Purdue F2F team has been working hard to get new assignments approved and...
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Colorado State Extension Mindful Engagement Project “Ready to go in a way we wouldn’t have been”, thanks to the Impact Collaborative Summit

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Mindful Engagement is a newly conceptualized project from Colorado State University (CSU), led by Sue Schneider, an Extension agent in Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Development based in Fort Collins. The team also includes CSU Extension’s Lisa Auer, who serves as the site coordinator for the Larimer County Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI); and Tony Lynch, a community champion who is a member of the 2020 FLTI cohort. The team was one of 25 groups from across the...
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Atomic Habits: An Extension Conversation About Moving Forward in the New Year

Scott Reed ·
James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results , was the subject of a recent Connect Extension Virtual Chat. The hour-long interaction stimulated participants to extend Clear’s lessons into vignettes describing their personal and professional experiences with habits. The recorded chat can be found here . Atomic habits are intended to be small and easy to do-thus reinforcing their value by becoming a part of one’s identity. Multiple atomic habits can begin to influence...
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Registration Open: Let’s Talk GMOs Online Course

Stacey Stearns ·
Are you confused or do you have questions about GMOs? Do you feel inadequate when discussing GMOs? Are you given opposing information of GMOs and not sure what is right? Do you wonder how the misinformation about GMOs spreads like a wildfire? UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is offering a new online course, Let’s Talk GMOs: Creating Consistent Communication Messages . This course introduces participants to the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They...
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Impact Collaborative Announces Rev-Up Your Virtual Leadership Series for Extension Professionals Leading Five or More Peers

Aaron Weibe ·
For 2021, the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program is hosting a series available to eXtension Foundation member institutions . This series is led by Karl Bradley, Leadership Development Specialist, eXtension Foundation. Last year we all pivoted quickly as we redefined how to accomplish our work almost exclusively in shared virtual spaces. The topics in this series are a result of our work with individuals & teams from across Cooperative Extension wondering: What does...
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Cooperative Extension Service Immunization Education Project Assistant Project Director

Aaron Weibe ·
This project is a collaborative effort among the Extension Committee on Policy (ECOP), eXtension, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It grew out of efforts undertaken by the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force. eXtension anticipates receiving funding for Immunization Education efforts. Key Exte121nsion leaders on this project are Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Dr. Michelle Rodgers, Dr. Caroline Henney, Ms. Ali Mitchell Dunigan and Dr. Chris Geith. This project will allow CDC and...
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Cooperative Extension Service Immunization Education Project Immunization Education Fellow

Aaron Weibe ·
This project is a collaborative effort among the Extension Committee on Policy (ECOP), eXtension, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It grew out of efforts undertaken by the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force. eXtension anticipates receiving funding for Immunization Education efforts. Key Extension leaders on this project are Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Dr. Michelle Rodgers, Dr. Caroline Henney, Ms. Ali Mitchell Dunigan and Dr. Chris Geith. This project will allow CDC and the...
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Extension Foundation Communications Technology Assistant

Aaron Weibe ·
The eXtension Foundation is seeking a tech-savvy, high energy, individual with great problem solving skills to assist our Communications and Engagement Manager with projects, developing creative solutions, communications, analysis and marketing for eXtension Foundation. This contract will assume approximately .3 to .5 fte and will include support for creating and developing communication and marketing pieces, but also in the management of databases and technology platforms to actively engage...
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Extension Foundation Contracts Assistant

Aaron Weibe ·
The eXtension Foundation is seeking a contracts assistant to support the development and executing of over 120 contracts. This contract will assume approximately .3 to .5 fte and will include support for creating and developing contracts, tracking contracts, working the land grant institutions and working with offices of sponsored programs. The contracts assistant will work closely with the Virtual Administrative Assistant to conduct their work. This position reports to the Chief Operating...
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Cornell Extension LIVCO Project Team Finds Impact Collaborative Was “An amazing team building opportunity”

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
A team from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Livingston County came together at the recent eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative Summit. Their association is situated on a park-like campus of more than one hundred acres. They had an idea of turning their campus into a learning laboratory for the community, with demonstration gardens and more. The team was one of 25 groups from across the country that participated in the first ever virtual Impact Collaborative Summit , held in...
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