eXtension PARTICIPATES IN GRANTSMANSHIP WORKSHOP

eXtension participated in an Integrated Competitive Programs Grantsmanship Workshop, March 9-10, in Las Vegas, NV. The program, sponsored by the Western Region of the Cooperative Extension Service, was designed to help people develop, write, submit and implement competitive grant proposals for integrating research, education and extension for the CSREES Integrated Programs. More than 150 research, extension and academic faculty participated. CSREES representatives described various programs; faculty managing successful grants shared lessons learned, logic models were explained, and the peer review process discussed. With eXtension now included in competitive programs such as the Specialty Crops Research Initiative and the Agricultural Food Research Initiative, Craig Wood and Dan Cotton were invited to share how applications can be prepared to establish a new Community of Practice or enhance an existing one. Inclusion in competitive grant programs should lead to important new CoP opportunities.