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The mission of the National Extension Tourism (NET) is to integrate research, education and outreach within Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant to support sustainable tourism, thus contributing to the long-term economic development, environmental stewardship, and socio-cultural wellbeing of communities and regions.
This network was established for local tourism leaders from West Virginia to share information, resources, questions, opportunities and challenges regarding sustainable destination management.
This group is focused on identifying and evaluating the intended and unintended outcomes of Extension’s involvement in disaster response and recovery. Members contribute their ideas and expertise to conceptualize and develop a framework for capturing the impact of Extension’s response to disasters.
Deepen the connection between the network of URI Master Gardener Program partnership gardens. Share ideas, resources, and foster collaboration!
This group is for UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
for NIFA, IDRA, and Extension Foundation support of the NextGen program
This group is for Western Region Master Naturalist Program Leaders
This group is geared for people employed by Extension who are tasked to do community-university engagement. The purpose of the group is to bring these people together to share resources, celebrate successes, and trouble shoot challenges.
The goals of this group will be to 1) continuously gather input on producers’s needs and preferred formats to create workshops and other educational opportunities to make sure the technology is as accessible as possible, and 2) advertise these opportunities as they are rolled out.
CLRFS is an Extension Foundation National Project Team offering a platform to share resource materials and training opportunities, and foster peer interactions for Extension educators, community-based practitioners and individuals involved in work related to building sustainable, equitable, and just food systems.
An informal gathering of Extension staff who lead the implementation of the ZSuite enrollment system for the 4-H Youth Development Program within their institution.
Intranet for ECOP Program Action Teams & Website Publishing Tool.

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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat