An eXtension Welcome to 2010!!!

Happy New Year!

Dan Cotton

2010 certainly promises to be an exciting year as eXtension expects to continue growing throughout the year. We have an exciting opportunity to develop a new Military Families Community of Practice through a partnership with the Department of Defense and USDA – NIFA; new Communities of Practice are expected to begin work or existing Communities of Practice will enhance their efforts with assistance from various federal grant opportunities and private partnerships; planning the next National eXtension Conference will start with the next conference scheduled for early 2011; Communities of Practice will increase their engagement with Communities of Interest through Ask an Expert and appropriate social media environments; and we expect to see greater involvement on the part of Cooperative Extension professionals through the help from institutional teams. Yes, a fun, fast and exciting year awaits, and we look forward to working with you to make it happen!