Logo DarkLogo Light

Category: Success Stories

Extension professionals adopt story mapping technology through the Impact Collaborative

This story was written by ChaNae Bradley, Senior Communications Specialist  at Fort Valley State University. Shane Bradt, water quality and geospatial technology specialist for the University of New Hampshire, is helping Cooperative Extension professionals across the country share powerful messages about their outreach. It all began with his role as a key informant for the […]

Pilot program encourages women farmers

The Impact Collaborative helped us to focus. We had all these threads of ideas flowing in different directions. The Impact Collaborative helped us develop a concept map that had an action between each idea that we had. A Pennsylvania woman’s empowering experience during a pilot training encouraged her to accept a manager’s position in a […]

Impact Collaborative Training Helps Extension Personnel Find Missing Links

“Before we were assuming that people would find the information. We weren’t trying to meet our audience directly.” Three North Carolina State University Extension professors found it critical to educate landowners in their state about the effects of climate change on forest growth. Collectively, Dr. Susan Moore, a retired NCSU Extension associate professor, along with […]

‘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 […]