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18 more Extension professionals join the Impact Collaborative as Innovation Facilitators

For Immediate Release March 18, 2019 Contact: Aaron Weibe, aaronweibe@eXtension.org Atlanta, GA. 18 Cooperative Extension professionals representing 14 institutions attended eXtension’s Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training in Atlanta, GA in March 2019. They completed initial learning and application of the Impact Collaborative methodology. Their skills help them lead innovation skill-building experiences at state or institutional events […]

eXtension Fellowship Opportunity – Customer Relationship Management Sandbox

This opportunity is open to all Land-Grant Universities regardless of membership with eXtension as part of our cooperative agreement with USDA-NIFA. eXtension is funding an opportunity for a Fellow position to lead a process with a national committee and eXtension to explore and document needs and potential solutions for Customer Relationship Management functions in Cooperative […]

Community Video Can Build Capacity in Extension

This article was written by Jennifer Cook, Digital Green fellow for eXtension Digital Green is a global non-profit development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. They partner with extension actors in developing countries to solve problems like market access, farmer […]

Big Things Are Coming For BioBand!

Ohio 4-H Youth Development, part of Ohio State University Extension, is excited to present our very own wearable technology… the BioBand! Wearable technologies are electronic fabrics or electronic accessories that are worn. These technologies are new and exciting. We all know of a few of the wearable technologies in the fitness industry such as Fitbit, […]

Building a Smart Beehive

The BeeWise project has prototyped a smart beehive for the Pueblo Zoo BeeWise Apiary and hosted three youth summer camps. This post (part 3) is about the research and development that led to the prototype. The smart hive will be demonstrated at the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire  October 28, 2017, at the STEAM Pueblo booth. pueblo.makerfaire.com […]

BeeWise is “Buzzing” Right Along

What happens when you mix citizen science, youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, beekeeping, the Maker movement, and throw in a little Internet of Things just for fun? You get BeeWise, one of eXtension’s 2017 innovation projects. Since the project announcement, the BeeWise Apiary at the Pueblo Zoo was dedicated by Pueblo […]

Making the Best Better

In 4-H we focus on “making the best better” as it relates to helping youth make improvements in the world we live in.   We have been doing this for over 100 years, so this is not something that is new.   What is new in the past 10 years is a grassroots movement called […]

Can Drones Benefit Small-Scale Agriculture?

“Drones,” “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (UAS), or “Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV)” have been making the news almost daily.  UAV’s have not just been flying overhead, but they have been busy delivering burritos, pizzas, and even beer (although not all of these activities were legal).  These platforms are not just recreational devices or delivery mechanisms.  They also […]

Solving for Pattern: Reimagining our Land Grant System as Networked Knowledge Commons, Part 5

Optimizing for Health: Linking Land Grant Knowledge Assets in Support of Healthy People, Food Systems and Communities. When a living system is suffering from ill health, the remedy is found by connecting with more of itself. – Francisco Varela Village rice fields, Shirakawa-go, Gifu-ken Japan (photo by Joel Abroad, https://www.flickr.com/photos/40295335@N00/4888037629/). The scene above is an example […]

Beyond Static Graphs: Engage Your Audience with Interactive Data Visualizations

Interactive data visualizations allow you to display complex data in interesting ways and allow viewers to be active participants in exploring the data. Check out some of these some great examples of interactive data visualizations for inspiration. The Washington Post[i] presents a political visual that pairs graphics and a narrative that you can interact with […]