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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...

Re: "Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need"

Aaron Weibe ·
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30% NY Initiative: Opportunities, Barriers, and Pathways to Success

Becky O'Connor ·
The 30% NY Initiative: Opportunities, Barriers, and Pathways to Success report is a product of Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY and Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County. The report analyzes procurement data from 53 of the 57 school food authorities (SFAs) that qualified for the 30% NY Initiative during the 2019- 20 school year. In addition to analyzing procurement data, we surveyed successful SFAs to understand how they altered their diversions and use of entitlement funds...
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The SEED Method - Engaging Martinsville Podcast Interview

MelaniePugsley ·
Communities throughout the nation have been greatly affected by the opioid epidemic, and it was deemed a public health emergency nationwide in October 2017. Since many factors contribute to this crisis, addressing it requires solutions involving every level. Cooperative Extension has collaborated at the local, state, and federal levels to help communities address this critical issue. The opioid epidemic has heavily impacted Southwest Virginia. The town of Martinsville has one of the nation's...
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New publication explores Utah State Extension's remote work program

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
A new publication - Making Remote Work: Extension program boosts opportunities, salaries in rural Utah - is available from the Extension Foundation. The publication shares the story of Utah State University’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI), a training and certification program launched in 2018 to boost the capacity of program participants to be effective remote workers. Since its launch, more than 300 rural residents have secured employment after completing the Master Remote Work Professional...
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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Publication Reissued as Flipping Book

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Kemēcemenaw: Tribal Extension Partnerships That Support Indigenous Food Sovereignty on the Menominee Indian Reservation has been reissued as a flipping book by the Extension Foundation. The publication describes the Menominee Indigenous food system initiative, a collaborative project between the 1994 College of Menominee and UW Madison Extension. It shares information and resources about Menominee food sovereignty projects, programs, and activities. It also includes valuable information...

Creating a Farm Lease Agreement

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Registration now open for Digital Volunteer Initiative Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Kristen Devlin ·
Register by March 22nd for a three-day in-person intensive train-the-trainer workshop. This workshop is for teams of Extension professionals interested in addressing the challenges of increasing digital literacy by working with local volunteers to provide information technology (IT) training and support in their communities.
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The Summit to Counter Antisemitism & Islamophobia and Related Forms of Hatred and Bias in Rural America

Cinnamon Oliphant ·
Hello Conservation Partners, The Summit to Counter Antisemitism & Islamophobia and Related Forms of Hatred and Bias in Rural America. ( May 15 – 16, 2024 ) on the Tri-Faith Commons in Omaha, Nebraska. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The registration deadline is March 1, 2024. The objective of this summit is to convene interfaith leaders who serve rural America for the purpose of advancing our understanding of the definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia and related forms of hatred and bias.
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Celebrating Culture & Pollinators: Animated Series Honors Native Languages, Provides Science Education

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Pollinators like bees, bats, and butterflies are vital for human health because they transfer pollen between plants, allowing many fruits, vegetables, and nuts that nourish us to grow and reproduce. Without these busy pollinators, our diets would be less diverse and lack essential vitamins and minerals found in pollinator-dependent crops. Educating youth about the importance of pollinators is critical. It empowers them to become stewards of these vital creatures, ensuring a healthy future...

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