Our mission is to help Extension professionals generate a more visible, measurable, local impact. We achieve this through the Impact Collaborative.
eXtension provides a core set of services and tools to all Land-Grant institutions regardless of membership status. For example, USDA-NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grants are supported regardless of whether the grantees are from member institutions. In addition, all citizens have access to the content on eXtension and the Ask an Expert tool.
Members of eXtension receive additional benefits, including special pricing, and enhanced tools and services, including participation in the Impact Collaborative, eXtension’s flagship program. Members are land-grant universities paying an annual membership fee (January-December) based on each institution’s federal assessment. eXtension is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization. Its board of directors represents the Cooperative Extension’s five regions, ECOP, and USDA-NIFA.