Author: Sandra Conn

eXtension Quarterly Webinar on Recent Developments for Extension Professionals

Join eXtension October 19 for a Report on New Developments in eXtension Offerings eXtension has had a busy summer, developing new concepts, completing new projects, networking and researching new trends and opportunities. Join us at  2 p.m Eastern on Wednesday, October 19, for our Quarterly Webinar update on our progress. The one-hour webinar will be […]
Horizon Report

Horizon Report Summary

I. Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Cooperative Extension Programs Long-Term Trends: Driving technology adoption in cooperative extension programs for five or more years • Advancing Cultures of Change and Innovation • Emergence of New Audiences • Shift from Learners as Consumers to Learners as Creators Mid-Term Trends: Driving technology adoption in cooperative extension programs over the […]

Two Major eXtension Zoom Meetings to Discuss Future Directions

Please plan to join eXtension leaders for two important web events this week. Both discussions will inform decisions on issues of interest that will affect Cooperative Extension professionals in the future. Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 p.m. Eastern on the Future of Ask an Expert Ask an Expert is the Q&A system which allows Cooperative Extension […]

IMPORTANT WEB MEETING October 12: Discussion of Ask an Expert Change Recommendations

Opportunity for Extension Professionals to Review Proposed Changes to Ask an Expert  Recently eXtension led a reassessment of Ask an Expert. While Ask an Expert is one of eXtension’s most valued assets with more than 321,284 questions answered by 6,474 experts since February 21, 2008, the steadily increasing volume of questions from 2008 to the […]

eXtension Month in Review – September 2016

September, 2016 September continued to bring good news as blog posts on i-Three Issue Corps projects rolled in, recounting positive results on a variety of innovative climate and food systems undertakings. The call for applications for eXtension’s new Community Issue Corps was issued and received a good response with applications now coming in. All of […]

eXtension Foundation New Board Members

Following a vote of affirmation by eXtension member institutions at the recent Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Directors Meeting in Jackson, Wyoming, the eXtension Foundation welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. They are Ken La Valley, University of New Hampshire representing the Northeast Region and Barbara Petty, University of Idaho, representing the Western […]

“As If You Were There…” The Little Video Project That Grew

Jennifer Volk’s i-Three Issue Corps project seeks to share stories of agriculture and forestry climate adaptation and mitigation practices across the 12-state Northeast Region. Recent weather variability in this area—unusually dry in the north to unusually wet in West Virginia—indicated a need for quickly produced, easily shared information for farmers, ranchers and forest owners about […]

Increasing Seafood Consumption among Populations with Heart Health Risks

Ingrid Adam’s i-Three Issue Corps project addresses the issue of low seafood consumption in low-income populations and their higher risk of heart disease with an education program on the benefits of eating seafood. The impact she is seeking is to convince these families to eat seafood two times per week. When Ingrid arrived at the […]
Green Meadows Community Garden Pollinator Plants

Pollinator Spaces: Promoting Pollinator Conservation and Sustainability

Becky Griffin’s i-Three Issue Corps project is dedicated to creating gardens that support pollinator habitats and provide hands-on pollinator education throughout Georgia. The impact she is seeking is to increase pollinator awareness in her state by facilitating the development of school and community gardens and supporting the effort with high-quality, engaging communications. At the NeXC2016 […]