Category: <span>News</span>

eXtension Month in Review – April 2016

April, 2016: April was another busy month for eXtension, with emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of every component of the NeXC2016 event held in San Antonio at the end of March. We spent April following up on all participants’ comments and using their responses to plan eXtension’s work ahead. Evaluation of NeXC2016 Indicates High Participant […]

October 2012 eXtension in the News – 7 CoPs, 10 Media Outlets

National media outlets featured and cited eXtension on various topics in the past month. The Communities of Practice mentioned and the media outlets include: Dairy Families, Food, Fitness Family Caregiving Floods Food Systems Organic Agriculture Wildlife Damage Management Media Outlets California, Whittier Daily News Kentucky, Harlan Daily Enterprise New Jersey, Paramus Post Pennsylvania, York Daily […]

News Releases Highlight Current Research

One of the primary goals of eXtension news is to share the current research findings. Land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension help people put that science-based information to practical use. News was posted on 41 resource areas in July: 18–Freshwater aquaculture 9 each–Families, food and fitness; Farm energy 6 each–Beef cattle; Climate, forests and woodlands; Corn […]

Food Safety News Releases Popular in November

This month eXtension’s top-viewed releases again include Ohio Issue 2, deer overpopulation, the pros and cons of television viewing for children, wooly worms, frost-free outdoor faucets, aronia berries, three-prong plugs, urinary tract infections, tax credits for first-time homebuyers and strategies for financial crisis. Some of eXtension’s news releases draw top views for several months or […]

Most viewed news releases during Sept. 2009

News consistently draws 10 to 11 percent of the pageviews on www.extension.org. Top 10 releases during September were originally posted between Oct. 2007 and Sept. 2009. Notice the key words loaded at the beginning of these headlines. Source: Google Analytics These were the top news stories ranked by number of pageviews for Sept. 1-Oct. 1, […]

Economic Development Webinar News Release

The Webinar is Oct. 8 from Entrepreneurs and Their Communities. Topic is lessons from Littleton, Colo. using economic ‘gardening.’ Use the release, customize it for your own state Extension news. It’s at Oct. 8 Free Webinar Features Economic ‘Gardening’ to Grow Healthy Community If you want a local (your state) angle in the article, try […]

H1N1 Flu information on eXtension

This week, eXtension added many news releases and all kinds of resources such as experts lists for media folks, special pages and sites extension units across the country have posted. We’ve got many angles, as you’d expect from land-grant universities. How to ease children’s concerns, how personal sanitation is a top priority, how the swine […]

eXtension News: A New Direction

On April 17, 2009, the eXtension staff decided to re-evaluate the future of the news.extension.org application in light of the site usage, our priorities, resources, and on the general recommendations of the 2008 Progress Review Panel to simplify the number of eXtension sites. We have discontinued the operation of the news.extension.org application and the code […]

RSS and Atom Feeds Provide Bulk of News for eXtension

If you listened to last week’s eXtension national conference, you know the staff is compiling reports for states and institutions. Terry Meisenbach, communications and marketing leader, asked how many feeds I receive to find news for eXtension. My answer was 44 feeds, although perhaps half that number provide the bulk of the news posted on […]