Author: Sandra Conn

Announcing Expansion of Innovation Teams for Premium Member Institutions

Over the last several years, the eXtension Foundation has worked with several state Cooperative Extension Services, helping them develop Innovation Teams to advance new initiatives, particularly initiatives that involve scaling up and applying uses of new technologies. The success and study of these Innovation Teams, together with the development of new capabilities within eXtension, has […]

Announcing Catalog: New Clearinghouse for Extension Professionals’ Educational Offerings

The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Catalog, soon to become the gateway to a comprehensive listing of online courses, webinars, workshops, and eBooks available–both for Extension professionals and public learners–throughout the Cooperative Extension System. The initial launch includes approximately 100 courses but will steadily scale up in the immediate term to […]

eXtension Board, ECOP Seek Restoration of NTAE Funding

On Thursday, February 11, eXtension Foundation learned that the New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) budget line which provides eXtension’s base funding was dropped from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) budget submitted to the President’s budget request for FY2017. eXtension is a part of the Cooperative Extension System that provides a national […]
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Manage Your NeXC2016 Schedule with a Free Sched Account

eXtension now offers a Sched.org application for the National eXtension Conference 2016 so attendees and speakers can plan and customize their schedules of Professional Development workshops and events. The conference will be held March 22-25, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. Sched allows you to create a customized personal […]
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eXtension Conference to Focus on Leading-Edge Professional Development

Throughout the United States, Cooperative Extension professionals are living and working in an era of profound change. Never before has there been such a shift in how people work, think and conduct their daily lives that has occurred at such a dazzlingly rapid pace. This point is made dramatically in a short — indeed rapid […]
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eXtension Announces Speakers for March National Conference

The eXtension Foundation announced today the lineup of speakers who will headline its National eXtension Conference: From Innovation to Impact to be held March 22-25 in San Antonio, Texas. All Extension professionals are invited to attend this conference that offers a rich array of innovation and professional development learning opportunities. Keynote speaker on Wednesday, March 23, will […]

eXtension Launches 2016 i-Three Issue Corps

The NEW eXtension is pleased to name the first eXtension i-Three Issue Corps. These 126 individuals comprise 72 projects focused on either food systems or climate. In addition, they represent 31 states and 33 institutions. Over the coming weeks and months, the Corps will collaborate with eXtension staff, key subject matter informants, experts in project […]
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Peter Aamodt Appointed New CFO of eXtension Foundation

Announced: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 eXtension Foundation CEO Christine Geith, PhD, announced today the appointment of Peter Aamodt as part-time Chief Financial Officer of eXtension Foundation beginning immediately. Peter has served in a wide range of financial and business officer roles in his career.  He has worked in both large and small organizations and is […]
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2015 Reflections: Creating the New eXtension

New Year’s Day is a time for making resolutions, but it’s also a time for reflecting on the year gone by. As we look back at our 2015 journey to creating the NEW eXtension, we can see that we have passed many important milestones toward reaching our goal: to provide outstanding professional development and foster […]
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eXtension Board, ECOP Seek Restoration of NTAE Funding

On Thursday, February 11, eXtension Foundation learned that the New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) budget line which provides eXtension’s base funding was dropped from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) budget submitted to the President’s budget request for FY2017. eXtension is a part of the Cooperative Extension System that provides a national platform that supports Extension professionals […]