Connect Extension Weekly Digest: August 3, 2020

All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to join Connect Extension. To register your free account, click here

Impact Collaborative Opportunities for eXtension Members. Next month, the Impact Collaborative will be an Innovation Facilitator Training. The Innovation Facilitator training is six sessions on August 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, & 28. It helps provide individuals with a new way of looking at program and project development to help new and existing programs across your states and institutions identify gaps in their planning, ensure they are most ready for implementation, and have explored all considerations to maximize local impact. Learn more and register here. 

If you have questions regarding eXtension membership, please contact membership@eXtension.org


ICYMI: Recent Posts

Connect Extension Podcast Now Available
Aaron Weibe, Communication & Engagement Manager, eXtension FoundationThe eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce that our Connect Extension Podcast is now available! Each month in Connect Extension, eXtension hosts a virtual chat on a different topic area to highlight best practices and innovations throughout Cooperative Extension…Learn More

Virtual National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference
Mark Megalos, Extension Professor, North Carolina State UniversityRegistration is now open for ITEP’s Virtual National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) and there is no cost for attendance. Join us to listen and hear from various partners who will be joining us to share their knowledge…Learn More

Best Thing You’ve Shared Recently?
Karl Bradley, Leadership Development Fellow, eXtension Foundation

Completely out of the blue I asked my son this question… What’s the best thing I’ve ever shared with you? We both moved on to other things & frankly I thought he’d forgotten. Eventually, he came over to me & said the best thing I’d shared with him was…Learn More

Data & Policy: Responding to Human Services Needs
Brad Gaolach, Director – WSU Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension, Washington State University

The Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research has released the next white paper in their Leading Edge Dialogue series: Data and Policy: Responding to Human Services Needs. Data is needed for decision-making, particularly around human services and community development…Learn More

Health & Well Being Subgroup Open to New Members
Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, ECOP

A new subgroup for Extension faculty and staff working in the area of health and well being has opened its doors to new members.  The new subgroup’s Connect Extension platform is designed to serve as a virtual gathering place…Learn More

Webinar for Educators: Exploring Climate Migration in the Classroom
Mark Megalos, Extension Professor, North Carolina State University

Educators are invited to join Pulitzer Center education staff and journalist-grantees for a professional development webinar on migration and its relationship to climate change. By engaging with a pathbreaking new reporting project in The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica…Learn More

Conversations That Matter: Advance Planning for Rural Families
Leacey E. Brown, Gerontology Field Specialist, South Dakota State University

‘Conversations that matter: Advance care planning for rural families’ is the result of a collaboration be between SDSU Extension, SDSU College of Nursing, and NDSU Extension…Learn More

New Pollinator Garden Guide is Now Available!
Kara Maddox, Creative Director, Communications, National Pesticide Safety Education Center
Using Mass Media for Extension Messaging Subgroup

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote on the design for the Pollinator Garden Guide! We are excited to announce the guide is ready for download on AgNearMe.com…Learn More

The Moral Determinants of Health
David Young, Professor & Community Health Specialist, Montana State University
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

The source of what the philosopher Immanuel Kant called “the moral law within” may be mysterious, but its role in the social order is not. In any nation short of dictatorship some form of moral compact, implicit or explicit, should be the basis of a just society…Learn More

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors May Be Measurable in Adolescents & Young Adults
Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, ECOP
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia may be apparent as early as our teens and 20s, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2020. These risk factors…Learn More

Healthy People 2030 Launch
Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, ECOP
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will unveil the latest edition of Healthy People! Healthy People 2030 is a set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States…Learn More

National Academy of Medicine – Community-Driven Health Equity Plans
Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, ECOP
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

As part of its Culture of Health Program, earlier this year the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released a model for developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans , as well as Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans developed by groups…Learn More

Key Findings from the 4-H Youth Mental Health Survey
Roger Rennekamp, Extension Health Director, ECOP
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

Together with the Harris Poll, National 4-H Council examined the impact of the public health crisis on the mental health of teens – from the perspective of teens themselves. If you missed the recent webinar to share the findings of the study…Learn More

Natural Hazards Workshop
Sabrina Drill, Natural Resources Advisor, UCANR
Health & Well-Being Subgroup

This past year brought record-shattering disasters that caused great harm and suffering. From massive storms and floods to catastrophic wildfires and damaging earthquakes, millions of people—many of whom were already at the margins of society—have had their lives upended…Learn More


Impact Collaborative Opportunities for eXtension Members
A listing of Current eXtension Members Available Here
Investing In Community Resilience: Moving From Knowledge to Action (Learning Circle)
August 12th, 2020, 3 PM – 4 PM ET

Connect with philanthropy and Extension professionals for an interactive learning circle to discuss the concepts explored in the third and fourth webinars of the Investing in Community Resilience series…Learn More

Innovation Facilitator Training
August 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
1 PM – 3 PM ET

This training will provide individuals with a new way of looking at program and project development to help new and existing programs across your states and institutions identify gaps in their planning, ensure they are most ready for implementation, and have explored all considerations to maximize local impact…Learn More


Learn Calendar Events
Available to All Cooperative Extension Professionals
Managing Predators with a Small or Backyward Poultry Flock
August 4th, 2020, 3 PM – 4:30 PM ET
When raising chickens, predators can be a serious issue – whether you live in a rural or urban area. We have put together a panel of specialists from different parts of the country to discuss how to handle predator problems…Learn More

 

How to Solarize a Tunnel/Hoop House
August 6th, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting…Learn More