Author: Jill Heemstra

Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps Designathon Planned for February

More than 40 project teams, representing 28 institutions from all five Cooperative Extension System (CES) regions, focused on a variety of diversity and inclusion issues will meet in Cincinnati, OH February 14-15, 2017, to participate in an eXtension Designathon. Proposed Corps projects include topics such as cultural competency in youth, community health hubs and diversity, […]

Wisconsin Extension Part of Innovative Public-Private Partnership

There are many examples of public-private partnerships involving Extension. After all, Extension’s mission is to impact peoples’ lives positively, both in personal and professional contexts. When you find an example where this partnership raises the bar for an emerging industry, it really makes a person take notice. Such is the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of […]

Co-innovation Drives Impacts for One Extension Program in New Zealand

In February, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to visit New Zealand and talk with some of the people involved in the Primary Innovation project. When I first heard about this Primary Innovation project three years ago, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of “closing the loop” between research knowledge and the experiential knowledge […]