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Impact Collaborative Trains 31 New Innovation Facilitators

In August 2020, the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative program hosted its second Innovation Facilitator training for the year. 31 new Innovation Facilitators representing 12 Land-Grant universities completed the training, joining 153 others that represent 50 Land-Grant Universities. Participants spent six sessions learning the Impact Collaborative’s Innovation Skill-Building methodology and obtained skills and tools that will […]

Announcement of eXtension Foundation Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP) Funding Opportunity

The eXtension Foundation (eX) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) for 2021. This opportunity is made available through a cooperative agreement (X8-83698001) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and administer a national sub-award program in support of pesticide applicator education, and training for certified applicators of […]

eXtension Selects 8 Projects For Acceleration From Cooperative Extension for 2020-2021

As part of eXtension’s New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) Cooperative Agreement with USDA-NIFA, the eXtension Foundation selected 8 projects from 33 competitive nominations across the system for year two to participate in its project accelerator program. The nomination process opened in May 2020 and closed in July 2020. All Land Grant Universities were eligible […]

New eFieldbook Available! Using Digital Technology in Extension Education

As part of eXtension’s New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) Cooperative Agreement with USDA-NIFA, the eXtension Foundation selected Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith as the Technology in Extension Education Fellow for year one (2019-2020). Part of her fellowship was the creation of the first version of the Using Digital Technology in Extension Education eFieldbook.  The eXtension eFieldbook […]

Results from the July 2020 Farm Journal Story Lead Contest

In May, the eXtension Foundation launched a monthly story lead contest in partnership with Farm Journal in the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest subgroup here in Connect Extension. Monthly winners, along with their Extension Directors and Administrators, have the chance to work with Farm Journal to further develop their story and have it published in Farm Journal media. […]

Two Health Fellowship Positions Now Open, Deadline August 28 2020

Position Funded by Molina Foundation Position Administered by eXtension Position Led by Roger Rennenkamp The total amount of dollars available is $20,000.00, divided into two 10K contracts Contract conditions and terms: This will be a fixed term contract (so level of effort needs to be considered).   20K is about 1 day a week of an […]

Ask Extension Pilot Program

The eXtension Foundation is seeking volunteers to pilot the upgraded Ask An Expert platform, dubbed Ask Extension, to test features and provide input on user experience for long term improvements. Historically, Ask An Expert has served Cooperative Extension as a digital outreach tool to connect millions of U.S. citizens with you – their local Extension […]

National Action Dialogue: Extension Futures Summary Report

In partnership with ECOP, two National Action Dialogues (NAD) focused on Extension Futures were held on July 13 and July 14, 2020. 382 participants from 69 Land Grant Universities (LGU) representing all five ECOP regions and program areas along with18 partner organizations who collectively shared ideas, concerns, and needs within 5 focus topics, guided by […]

Connect Extension Weekly Digest: August 3, 2020

All Cooperative Extension professionals are invited to join Connect Extension. To register your free account, click here.  Impact Collaborative Opportunities for eXtension Members. Next month, the Impact Collaborative will be an Innovation Facilitator Training. The Innovation Facilitator training is six sessions on August 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, & 28. It helps provide individuals with a new […]

Connect Extension Weekly Digest: July 27 2020

Impact Collaborative Opportunities for eXtension Members. Next month, the Impact Collaborative will be hosting two events: an online Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE), and an Innovation Facilitator Training. The ISBE is four sessions on August 4, 6, 11, & 13 and covers building blocks to spark ideas, increase innovation, and turbocharge implementation to ultimately create local impact. Learn more […]