Connect Extension, available to all Cooperative Extension professionals, is an interactive hub for learning, professional development, and collaboration intended to drive engagement opportunities through cross-sector partnerships that collectively drive innovation and action toward meaningful impact. All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to join. Membership in the eXtension Foundation is not required to utilize Connect Extension.
Here’s How You Use It: In addition to being a great place to find new learning and professional development opportunities, Connect Extension provides tools that will help institutional or multi-state programs accomplish its mission. Connect Extension provides all the tools you need – forums, chat, content creation, sharing functions, calendars and surveys – on a single, proprietary platform that is available to all Extension professionals. Additionally, it serves as a great platform to advertise your online events to other Cooperative Extension professionals or the public.
Why be a member of the Extension Foundation?
In 2020, we served approximately 6500 Cooperative Extension professionals through our Impact Collaborative program. Since 2019, Extension teams that incubated with our Impact Collaborative have received more than $5 million in funding for their projects and programs.
Your membership supports three programs within the Extension Foundation: the New Technologies for Ag Extension Cooperative Agreement with USDA-NIFA, the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Program Cooperative Agreement with the EPA, and our Impact Collaborative program exclusively for members.
Extension Foundation members have the benefit of leveraging our Impact Collaborative program to help guide vision and strategy, support alignment, cultivate community engagement and ownership of projects, establish shared measures across the system, advance policy, and mobilize resources in the diverse program areas of Cooperative Extension locally, regionally, and nationally.