Virtual News Room Report is a Tale of 35 for April: 35 Universities and 35 Communities of Practice

More than 345 news releases were provided by 35 land-grant universities as well multiple federal government agencies in April:

26–University of Missouri
20–University of Illinois
19—(each) North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State/Langston University
17—Louisiana State University
15—(each) Iowa State University, Ohio State University
14—Kansas State University
13—University of Arkansas
12—(each) Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin
11—(each) Mississippi State University, North Carolina Cooperative Extension
9—(each) Texas AgriLife Extension, University of Kentucky
8—Purdue University
7—(each) Cornell University, University of Arizona, University of Georgia
6—(each) Penn State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska
5—(each) Alabama Cooperative Extension, University of California
4—(each) Montana State University, Rutgers University, University of Florida
3—(each) Clemson University, Oregon State University, University of Nevada, Utah State University
2—(each) Maryland Cooperative Extension, New Mexico State University, University of Idaho
1—University of New Hampshire
32—Other sources (17 USDA)
6—Original releases
348 releases total

News was posted to 35 Communities of Practice, including the newest one — Extension Master Gardener – and several CoPs that have not yet gone public.

April news by Communities of Practice

54–Gardens, lawns and landscapes
32–Families, food and fitness
28–Personal finance
25–Corn and soybean production
19–Beef cattle
14–Family caregiving
13–Farm energy
12—(each) Entrepreneurs and their communities; Science, engineering, and technology for youth
11—(each) Food safety; Parenting
10—(each) Diversity across higher education; Horses
9–Extension master gardener
8—(each) Goats; Wildfire
7—(each) Bee health; Dairy
6—(each) Cotton; Organic agriculture
5—(each) Childcare; Home energy; Pest management in and around structures; Wildlife damage management
4—(each) Agrosecurity and floods; Wood energy
3–Animal manure management
2–Community planning and zoning
1—(each) Geospatial technology; Imported fire ants; Small meat processors
Communities not yet launched:
4–Drinking water
3–Military families

A new monthly eXtension release will feature upcoming webinars for the public. The release will be posted to eXtension news during the last week of the month for the next month’s webinars. To be included, list your CoP public events on the eXtension calendar and tagged as ‘all’ under locale. The May release is ‘Six Free Webinars from eXtension on Tap for May,’