Author: Lynette Spicer

Join National 4-H Council for Social Media Webinars on Wednesdays

Learn how to generate content, build community, increase participation and do it all in a safe manner for youth and adults. 45-minute interactive and instructive tutorials will help you develop strategies that are engaging, interactive, safe and effective. The webinars are designed for those new to social media, as well as advanced users. All the […]

New eOrganic Webinar Archive

All of eXtension’s organic agriculture webinar recordings on organic farming and research are now available in one location, The list includes more than 35 webinars from 2010 and 2011. There’s even a link to more than 20 sessions from the USDA 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 16 – 18. […]

What Are You Reading? 17 Books from ACE 2010

Readers gathered to talk books at the Association for Communication Excellence June 15 in St. Louis. #1 recommendation — The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida, 2010 Other books recommended by the session leaders Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business […]

Lots of Free Public Webinars in January from eXtension

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Organic Farming Financial Benchmarks Thursday, Jan. 14 Enhancing Your Online Presence: Website Usability Testing Friday, Jan. 15 Combining Manure Application and Cover Crops Tuesday, Jan. 19 Horse Colic: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Tuesday, Jan. 19 ABCs of Organic Certification Adapt the news releases for your state and use them.

Most viewed news releases during Sept. 2009

News consistently draws 10 to 11 percent of the pageviews on Top 10 releases during September were originally posted between Oct. 2007 and Sept. 2009. Notice the key words loaded at the beginning of these headlines. Source: Google Analytics These were the top news stories ranked by number of pageviews for Sept. 1-Oct. 1, […]

Economic Development Webinar News Release

The Webinar is Oct. 8 from Entrepreneurs and Their Communities. Topic is lessons from Littleton, Colo. using economic ‘gardening.’ Use the release, customize it for your own state Extension news. It’s at Oct. 8 Free Webinar Features Economic ‘Gardening’ to Grow Healthy Community If you want a local (your state) angle in the article, try […]

Use news release on June 19 carcass disposal webcast

It’s late but do use on your news site if you can. Jill Heemstra from the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center received information late from presenters and asked we help get the information out. The news release is at Or alternately, it’s the top news release in the animal manure management resource, […]

H1N1 Flu information on eXtension

This week, eXtension added many news releases and all kinds of resources such as experts lists for media folks, special pages and sites extension units across the country have posted. We’ve got many angles, as you’d expect from land-grant universities. How to ease children’s concerns, how personal sanitation is a top priority, how the swine […]

RSS and Atom Feeds Provide Bulk of News for eXtension

If you listened to last week’s eXtension national conference, you know the staff is compiling reports for states and institutions. Terry Meisenbach, communications and marketing leader, asked how many feeds I receive to find news for eXtension. My answer was 44 feeds, although perhaps half that number provide the bulk of the news posted on […]