Tag: i-Three Corps

i-Three Issue Corps – Working Smarter With Concept Mapping

Being selected to be part of the i-Three Issues Corps brought some trepidation. How would we be innovative? How would our project show impact? Fortunately, thanks to the i-Three Corps leadership, we learned new tools and strategies to tackle the challenges we face as extensionists. One example that really moved our project team forward was […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Paletas & productos frescos: crowd-sourcing data to better understand Latino farmers’ market audiences

My eXtension i-Three Corps project is focused on increasing the diversity of customers and vendors at Idaho Farmer’s Markets, particularly those in the greater Boise, Idaho metropolitan area, known as the Treasure Valley. Our Latino population in this region varies from 7% to 74%, depending on county or city. However, our markets don’t reflect this […]

i-Three Issue Corps – The Seed to Supper Program

The Seed to Supper program is a partnership between Oregon State University Extension and the Oregon Food Bank. The program increases food security of low-income residents by providing education and support, empowering participants to grow their own vegetables. The program consists of six two-hour sessions for adults and covers the basics of vegetable gardening.  Topics include […]

eXtension Month in Review – March 2016

Welcome to eXtension’s New Month in Review March 2016 was a big month for eXtension Foundation, the time when the first fruits of our behind-the-scenes planning and development of the NEW eXtension stepped from behind the curtain and introduced itself to our Cooperative Extension System colleagues nationwide. This new e-publication recaps some of our March […]

NeXC2016 Innovative Conference Delivers Impact

From March 22 to 25, more than 330 Cooperative Extension professionals convened at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk to co-create with eXtension Foundation a new-style national conference. NeXC2016: From Innovation to Impact introduced and accelerated eXtension’s reinvention of its mission to focus on what it calls i-Three: Issues, Innovation, Impact. “For more than a […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Clark County Kentucky Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Each year Americans consume an average of about 14 pounds of seafood per person but nearly 140 pounds of sugar. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends at least two servings of seafood each week, but most Americans are not coming close.  About 80-90 percent of U.S. consumers do not meet the recommendations. One-third of […]

i-Three Issue Corps – i-Master Food Volunteers

Farmers’ markets offer a greater variety of fruits and vegetables than you find in stores. A key to increasing farmers’ market sales and fruit and vegetable consumption is to introduce consumers to these new varieties and teach them how to select, prepare and store them. The challenge for Extension agents is how to find time […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Bringing Climate to the County

As an Extension Educator in Gibson County, which lies in Southwestern Indiana, I take seriously the mission to extend Land-Grant University research to the public. Over the course of Extension’s history, the system has become excellent at promoting and extending traditional programming, whether agricultural economics to farmers or canning demonstrations to eager homemakers. Today, there are […]
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i-Three Issue Corps – Wasted! Food!

Hi, I’m Alice Henneman, an Extension Educator and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. I ‘ve been interested in reducing wasted food for a long time. I first started writing about this topic last year on our Nebraska Extension website with an article, “14 Ways Consumers Can Reduce Food Waste.” As a member […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Pollinator Spaces Project – The Start

We know that pollinators are in trouble.  Native bee habitat is declining.   Colony collapse disorder of honey bees is forefront in the headlines and the debate over pesticide use on butterfly populations continues. As University of Georgia (UGA) Extension’s Community and School Garden Coordinator I work primarily with food gardeners.  Pollinator issues directly affect food […]