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Empowering voices: The impact of Rural Prosperity Nebraska on a Hispanic women group

Maria Cantu Hines ·
Nasrin Nawa | October 18, 2023 Rural Prosperity Nebraska, an Extension program, empowers a dynamic group of Hispanic women in Columbus through biweekly sessions encompassing a wide spectrum of topics, including social, cultural, health, leadership and life skills. Maria Cantu Hines, a dedicated Extension educator, travels two hours every other Saturday to join this group in Columbus since the beginning of 2023. For Hines, it is nourishing to her "soul." "I eagerly anticipate our gatherings,"...
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Empowering Equestrian Education: NYS 4-H Horse Program Hosts Inservice and Judging Clinic

Brieanna Hughes ·
Ithaca, NY, 2/19/2024 – The New York State 4-H Horse Program recently hosted two impactful events, the Inservice and Judging Clinic, over a weekend filled with learning, collaboration, and a significant announcement for every county involved. The Inservice, held on February 9 th and 10th, saw the participation of over 30 educators and volunteers from across the state. The event offered a unique blend of leadership and team-building training on Friday, followed by a full day of workshops...

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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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