General Session Recordings from 2009 National eXtension Conference

eXtension held an outstanding first National eXtension Conference in St. Louis, MO October 20-23, 2009.  Many sessions were web cast nationwide and recorded for future viewing.  The following is a list of conference GENERAL sessions and the URLs for the recordings.  Simply click on the URL and you will be able to view and hear the sessions:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


  • Dan Cotton, Director, eXtension
  • Karen Hinton, Dean and Director
  • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Chair of the eXtension Governing Committee
  • Public Launch of the Extension Wildfire Information Network (EWIN)

Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present
Bob Johansen, Institute for the Future

Ask an Expert Task Force Results
Kevin Gamble, eXtension Associate Director of Technology

Institutionalization of eXtension Panel
Representatives from each Extension Region

USDA Perspective
Roger N. Beachy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United State Department of Agriculture

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Embracing the Chaos (& other scary tales from the social web)
Tara Hunt, Author, The Whuffie Factor Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Citizen Agency

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cultivating Partnerships and Resource Development Panel

  • Michael Ouart, Vice Provost for Extension, University of Missouri Extension, Chair, eXtension Finance Committee
  • James Wade, Executive Director, ECOP, and Director of Extension and Outreach, Association of Public and Land- grant Universities
  • Deborah Sheely, Deputy Administrator, Competitive Programs, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Cathann Kress, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Military Community and Family Policy
  • Randel Raub, Director of Research and New Product Development, Purina Mills
  • Michael McGirr, National Program Leader, Sustainable Development, Global Engagement, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

National eXtension Awards

  • Community of Practice Partnership Award
  • Community of Practice Individual Achievement Awards
  • Outstanding Community of Practice
  • eXtension Champion Award

eXtension 2010 and Beyond

  • Expectations for 2010 including key milestones projected to occur
  • Alternate Content Management System options
  • New tools and technologies to be implemented in 2010
  • Metrics task force report and reporting tools
  • Report of Be, Grow, Create status and roll out
  • Scholarship of eXtension
  • New Partnerships

Closing Comments
Keith L. Smith, Director, Ohio State University ExtensionIncoming Chair of the eXtension Governing Committee