Author: Terry Meisenbach

Connecting Experts with Experts to Create Impact: i-Three Issue Corps Track at NeXC 2016

The eXtension i-Three Issue Corps cultivates innovative thinking to apply strategies that deliver greater measurable impact in Cooperative Extension programs.  The 2016 i-Three Issue Corps includes 126 Extension professionals from 33 institutions working on 69 projects. An important element of the i-Three Issue Corps strategy is building connections: between Corps members, with collaborators and constituents […]
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eXtension Launches 2016 i-Three Issue Corps

  eXtension is pleased to name the first eXtension i-Three Issue Corps! These 127 individuals comprise 72 projects that will move forward over the next several weeks and months in 2016. Focused on either Food Systems or Climate these individuals will collaborate with eXtension staff, key subject matter informants, experts in project design, technology, and marketing, […]

eXtension Seeks Part Time Chief Financial Officer

The eXtension Foundation, a part of the Cooperative Extension System, is seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Chief Financial Officer on a part-time (.5 FTE) appointment. Because eXtension operates as a virtual organization, the person in this position can work from anywhere in the United States.  This individual will lead, oversee, or implement personally […]

Climate, Food Systems: Issues for First i-Three Corps

The NEW eXtension is seeking 200 individuals to co-invent the future.  We’re calling this group our i-Three Issue Corps! eXtension is looking for individuals who have plans of work including either Climate or Food Systems.  Nominations can be for individuals or teams. The nomination deadline is November 6, 2015 How do you or someone you […]

What a Ride!!! Putting professional development and innovation to work

If it seems like I’m short of breath it’s because for the last three months I’ve been running a “Summer Sprint” (if you know me you’re laughing right now).  So named and led by Chris Geith, eXtension’s new CEO, the eXtension team, Board of Directors, and innovation partners nationwide who have been swiftly reimagining Cooperative […]

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Highlights Food Hub Connections to Local Produce

Despite increasing demand, finding and buying local food can still be a hassle. When feeding hundreds or thousands of school children, convenience is key. According to eXtension’s Healthy Food Choices in Schools community, due to cost, quantity and transportation, it can prove easier to source out-of-season apples from across the country than to source freshly […]

Christine Geith Officially Joins eXtension as CEO

  Christine Geith PhD began her service to Cooperative Extension as the Chief Executive Officer for the eXtension Foundation on July 1, 2015. “I’ve already seen the support of our member institutions; the commitment of the eXtension Board; the talent and energy of the eXtension team and the great interest from CES faculty and staff […]

eXtension’s Community Innovation Quest

  eXtension is seeking innovators within Cooperative Extension and the land grant university system! What are CES educators, program assistants, specialists, support staff doing that is innovative?  How are their programs or projects making a difference?  We’re looking for local innovators, folks with ‘boots on the ground’ ideas that can be moved to the next […]

Ant Detectives, 4-H Game Testers, LSU Moodle Highlight Virtual 3D News

Be an Ant Detective in Second Life to Be Redesigned Be an Ant Detective was the first piece of eXtension 3D content in the Second Life virtual world. The very simple maze uses diagrams and a dichotomous key to identify your real world ant and has been a booth at the Virtual State Fair since […]

eXtension Names Hill, Hino, & Stofer Fellows for 2015

Three eXtension Fellowships for 2015 will focus on Makers, Citizen Science, and the Internet of Things (IoT). eXtension Fellows come from Premium eXtension Foundation member institutions, spend one year devoted to their fellowship topic, present fellowship work and progress to CES throughout the year via LEARN and the 2016 National eXtension Conference, and develop a […]