Author: Jill Heemstra

December News Roundup

From all of us at eXtension, we want to wish you a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year! We hope you get time to spend with family and friends and to take time to rest and recharge. Personally, I find uninterrupted time to think to be my recharge mechanism. How about you? Do you […]

Pesticide Safety Education Grant Application System Launched

The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Land Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) for the fiscal year 2018. In September 2017, eXtension received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and administer a national sub-award program in support of pesticide applicator education, and training for certified […]

Digital Green Helps Solve Food System Challenges with Digital Technology

Digital Green is a global non-profit development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. They partner with extension actors in developing countries to solve problems like market access, farmer training, and rural nutrition education using digital technology. Digital Green developers build […]

News Roundup – November

Congratulations! You Failed. At the recent First State Innovate! Event, a panel of Extension innovators talked about the role of failure. One key is to test your ideas so that failures occur early and allow you to pivot and iterate quickly. These kind of “failures” are more likely to lead to programs that provide new […]

News Roundup – October 2017

Ask Your Extension Director if they know how to Kickbox! At the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) meeting, Adobe Kickbox was introduced as an innovation toolkit which will be used in the upcoming Designathon One event for the Impact Collaborative. What are your favorite ways to test ideas or to spur innovation? Let us […]

eXtension Welcomes Program Manager, Instructional Technologist, and Two Fellows

eXtension is thrilled to welcome three new faces (and one familiar face in a new role) to staff meetings. Impact Collaborative Program Manager After serving and guiding communities and professional development for the eXtension Foundation for many years, Ashley Griffin has accepted a new role as the Impact Collaborative Program Manager to design the process […]

September News Roundup

Design Thinking The eXtension team met last week to design the upcoming Impact Collaborative. We are really excited about it and think you will be too! As part of the homework for that meeting, I read a book called “Change by Design” by Tim Brown. It is about how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires […]

eXtension Project Manager for the EPA Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (1.0 FTE)

The eXtension Foundation is seeking a full-time individual to manage all projects, processes, funding, and reporting for the EPA Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP) with eXtension. This includes identifying and assessing needs, seeking and implementing creative solutions, including technologies and assessing outcomes and impacts, creating funds management processes, and leading professional development with […]

‘Learning Through Change’ Virtual Conference to Be Held September 26-29, 2017

Is your state experiencing change?  Change is hard!  Do you feel change accelerating in your professional or personal life? Do you thrive on workplace change? Join the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Virtual Conference to learn how to ADAPT to change, GROW your understanding of your capacity for change, and THRIVE as you connect with colleagues […]