Author: Sandy Stegall

‘Leading with Generosity’ Leads to Expansion of Kansas City Food Hub

A more enhanced localized food system with increased food security is the public good to come out of this project. Our feasibility study and local food systems assessments have pointed to over $188 million of unmet demand for locally produced food in wholesale markets. The food hub is working to satisfy that demand by delivering […]

Concept Map Gives Educators Tool to Catalyze Community Change

“The concept map we developed through eXtension is empowering the community and has given more credibility and clarity to the collaborative efforts I am facilitating.” Grace Peterson Grace Peterson and her community colleagues have big plans.  Simply put, they want to change the world … or at least their corner of Louisiana. Peterson is an […]

eXtension Catapults Specialist into Diversity Leadership Role

The eXtension Diversity and Inclusion Corps provided the confidence and motivation Mannering needed to go forward with the Unity luncheon, online modules, and related activities, instead of just thinking about it. Christy Mannering’s farmhouse office in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at the University of Delaware is “off the beaten path,” says […]

Data Jams Breathe Life Into Extension Reporting

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That’s a sailor cast away on the high seas, surrounded by a never-ending ocean but without a sip of liquid to sustain life. In like manner, extension administrators and faculty are surrounded by oceans of data but without the means to make sense of that data […]

Maker Movement + Horticulture = Innovation Explosion

Question:  What happens when the Maker Movement intermixes with the realm of horticulture? Answer:  An explosion in ideas and innovation plus a new way for land-grant universities to reach audiences with research-based information. Dave Francis, Utah State University Extension associate professor, discovered in his Fellowship with eXtension that the latest DIY (do-it-yourself) movement is really […]