Tag: issue corps

eXtension News Roundup – January 2017

The monthly news roundup highlights the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion Corps, gives updates on two fellowship projects, and previews some exciting professional development opportunities. Seger and Hill To Be Featured in JCEP Panel Reminder! “Purposeful Leadership: Preparing for the Edge” is the subject of a virtual town hall webinar that will be broadcast […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Pollinator Spaces Project Expands

I am excited to say that in 2016 the Pollinator Spaces Project registered over 60 new gardens in 20 Georgia counties.  As other gardeners have heard about the project we have been asked to continue the project into 2017.   We are happy to do so! The Georgia Pollinator Census After working with this initiative […]

“As If You Were There…” The Little Video Project That Grew

Jennifer Volk’s i-Three Issue Corps project seeks to share stories of agriculture and forestry climate adaptation and mitigation practices across the 12-state Northeast Region. Recent weather variability in this area—unusually dry in the north to unusually wet in West Virginia—indicated a need for quickly produced, easily shared information for farmers, ranchers and forest owners about […]

Increasing Seafood Consumption among Populations with Heart Health Risks

Ingrid Adam’s i-Three Issue Corps project addresses the issue of low seafood consumption in low-income populations and their higher risk of heart disease with an education program on the benefits of eating seafood. The impact she is seeking is to convince these families to eat seafood two times per week. When Ingrid arrived at the […]
Green Meadows Community Garden Pollinator Plants

Pollinator Spaces: Promoting Pollinator Conservation and Sustainability

Becky Griffin’s i-Three Issue Corps project is dedicated to creating gardens that support pollinator habitats and provide hands-on pollinator education throughout Georgia. The impact she is seeking is to increase pollinator awareness in her state by facilitating the development of school and community gardens and supporting the effort with high-quality, engaging communications. At the NeXC2016 […]

Connecting University Students and Community through Gardening

Andrea Morris and Rudy Pacumbaba’s project set out to be a community garden with nutrition and physical activity education programming. By the NeXC2016 Conference, the dimension of service learning for freshman students at Alabama A&M had been added. At the conference, their exposure to key informants and new technology thinking resulted in “light-bulb” moments that […]
Trash can filled with food

A Down-Home Approach to Meeting a Global Challenge

Alice Henneman’s i-Three Issue Corps project promotes personal awareness and behavior change to reduce consumer food waste. Using educational tools consumers are familiar with, such as food audits, daily logs of food wasted and recipes that teach them new shopping and meal considerations, she is developing a whole new curriculum that she is rolling out […]

Dry Farming: Growing Fruits and Vegetables without Water

Amy Garrett’s i-Three Issue Corps project focuses on establishing and leveraging a set of social media strategies to share dry farming practices widely. From the NeXC2016 Conference and her Issue Corps experience, she has expanded her social media horizons, incorporated Working Out Loud strategies into her Facebook outreach to expand the network of participants in […]