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The eXtension Diversity and Inclusion Corps provided the confidence and motivation Mannering needed to go forward with the Unity luncheon, ...
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The BeeWise project has prototyped a smart beehive for the Pueblo Zoo BeeWise Apiary and hosted three youth summer camps. This ...
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Three Beewise summer camps were held this summer. The first session was held June 5-9, 2017, with enrollment limited to ...
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Is your state experiencing change?  Change is hard!  Do you feel change accelerating in your professional or personal life? Do ...
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What happens when you mix citizen science, youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, beekeeping, the Maker movement, ...
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Working Differently One of the ways eXtension measures success is if our presence helps Extension professionals work differently. For some, ...
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Who in Cooperative Extension is working on the Zika virus? Who is working on water quality or drought mitigation? Who ...
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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That’s a sailor cast away on the high seas, surrounded by ...
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Most employers buy into training and developing their employees so that they can be better employees.  But two University of ...
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Question:  What happens when the Maker Movement intermixes with the realm of horticulture? Answer:  An explosion in ideas and innovation ...
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Matching Patterns or Changing Patterns? Seth Godin writes that it is easier to sell your product (our programs) if you ...
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E-books are old hat. Right? There are numerous platforms upon which one may design, write, and offer content. But do ...
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eXtension Foundation is looking for candidates for the Impact Collaborative Diversity & Inclusion Program Fellow. The Impact Collaborative is the ...
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eXtension Foundation is looking for candidates for the Impact Collaborative Behavioral Health Program Fellow. The Impact Collaborative is the next ...
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eXtension is seeking an individual or a team to develop a communications strategy.  This will be a retainer agreement for ...
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Recently, at the University of Delaware, I had the opportunity to attend their first diversity summit, titled "Diversity Summit: Realizing ...
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Are you interested in leading an Extension sustainability-focused program, but not sure what topics are already being covered? Do you ...
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Diverse individuals growing self-sufficient communities Can farming in a city get communities to self-sufficiency? No, but it is the place ...
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eXtension today is much more than its tools - and to make working with us even easier, we have consolidated ...
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In 4-H we focus on "making the best better" as it relates to helping youth make improvements in the world ...
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In the book “Where Good Ideas Come From”, author Steven Johnson explores innovation through the lens of the ‘adjacent possible’ ...
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The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Paper Abstracts for the ...
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eXtension Foundation is hiring a full-time person to serve as the Program Manager for the Impact Collaborative. The successful candidate ...
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eXtension Foundation is hiring a full-time person to serve as the Instructional Technologist for the Impact Collaborative. The successful candidate ...
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The topic of race relations has come to the forefront of many discussions in local communities as well as in ...
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As a recent eXtension Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps member, I am conducting some of my research in developing several ...
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“Drones,” “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (UAS), or “Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV)” have been making the news almost daily.  UAV’s have not ...
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Being mindful of our emotions can help us to gauge our own reactions to situations. When we understand why we ...
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Knowledge In much of academia, we think of knowledge as something that we possess, something that can be acquired and ...
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Optimizing for Health: Linking Land Grant Knowledge Assets in Support of Healthy People, Food Systems and Communities. When a living ...
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Interactive data visualizations allow you to display complex data in interesting ways and allow viewers to be active participants in ...
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This post is a little embarrassing. I’m going to share some not-so-pretty (and not-so-effective) graphics that I have made…and presented…multiple ...
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To prompt behavior change, we must be able to effectively communicate data. Not convinced? Read this post on why data ...
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Visibility. I have talked about it recently and a few people asked me what it means. After all, Extension is ...
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In this third blog post on the University of Wisconsin-Extension Data Jam Initiative, I will focus on four institutional outcomes of ...
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"We face danger whenever information growth outpaces our understanding of how to process it."[i] The ability to generate data has ...
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Five projects have been selected from more than 90 proposals submitted for funding through the eXtension Foundation Innovation Lab. The ...
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 In this second blog post on the University of Wisconsin-Extension Data Jam Initiative, I will focus on the role of ...
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Collecting large amounts of textual data is easier than ever - but analyzing those growing amounts of data remains a ...
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Thought Leaders. Global Perspectives. Exciting Professional Development Opportunities. These are just three of the reasons to closely read this month’s ...
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The monthly news roundup highlights the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion Corps, gives updates on two fellowship projects, and ...
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Four founding members of the Ed Tech Learning Network (EdTechLN) were awarded the Award for Creative Excellence at the Joint ...
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The National Pesticide Safety Education Center has hired Tom Smith to be Executive Director of the organization and Kerry Richards ...
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The December news roundup highlights several webinar recordings on the Horizon Report and about webinar production. We also look at ...
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On December 8-9, 2016, 64 members of the eXtension Foundation’s new Community Issue Corps representing eight project teams from Communities ...
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I am excited to say that in 2016 the Pollinator Spaces Project registered over 60 new gardens in 20 Georgia ...
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More than 40 project teams, representing 28 institutions from all five Cooperative Extension System (CES) regions, focused on a variety ...
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Andaman Islands coral reef. Photograph by Ritiks, distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 license @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Coral_Reef_at_the_Andaman_Islands.jpg Emergent by Design: Solutions Creating ...
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Are You an Extension Innovator? Submit Your Concepts Now for 2017 Innovation Grants eXtension Foundation, Inc., the U.S. Cooperative Extension ...
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eXtension Web Meetup to Begin Orienting Extension Professionals on Changes to Ask an Expert On November 18, 2016, the eXtension ...
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Introducing the First 2017 NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellow The eXtension Foundation and the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals ...
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October, 2016 October was another packed month at eXtension with funding and impact reports for activities of the past 12 ...
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Cultivating Solutions in Place through a Network-Centric Approach The Death of Expertise? Many would agree our recent elections have revealed ...
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The eXtension Foundation is launching the first Issue Corps of 2017 with a call for proposals for projects on improving ...
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Please plan to join your peers on Thursday, November 2 2016, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, for an #EdTechLN Tweet-Up on ...
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Transforming Organizational Models Please join us on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 3:00 EDT, for the first in a two-part ...
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The Northern Plains region is not a stranger to extreme weather and too much rain or too little rain is ...
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Have you ever taken an online course?  Was it required or for fun?  What was your motivation?  Semester-long, short course, ...
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Series of Three Webinars Will Share Lessons Learned from the eXtension Trenches A group of veteran webinar developers have come ...
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The eXtension Foundation proudly announces the four new Fellows in its seventh annual eXtension Fellowship program and the first new ...
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The National Pesticide Safety Education Center is a new entrepreneurial venture led by university extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) ...
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Join eXtension October 19 for a Report on New Developments in eXtension Offerings eXtension has had a busy summer, developing ...
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I. Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Cooperative Extension Programs Long-Term Trends: Driving technology adoption in cooperative extension programs for five ...
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Please plan to join eXtension leaders for two important web events this week. Both discussions will inform decisions on issues ...
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Opportunity for Extension Professionals to Review Proposed Changes to Ask an Expert  Recently eXtension led a reassessment of Ask an ...
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September, 2016 September continued to bring good news as blog posts on i-Three Issue Corps projects rolled in, recounting positive ...
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The 21st annual Booker T. Washington Economic Development Summit will be held at Tuskegee University this week.  The 3-day event ...
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Augmented reality (AR) is an immersive technology that allows users to interact with the digital and physical world. Whereas virtual ...
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One of the tools I use when developing an online course is the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.  QM is a ...
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Following a vote of affirmation by eXtension member institutions at the recent Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Directors Meeting in Jackson, ...
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The E3 Garden Project was the brain child born through the i-Three Issue Corps by Alabama Extension Specialists, Dr. Rudy ...
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Creating a practical course for small farmers, particularly women farmers, was the focus of our i-Three Corps project. Jerri Hammonds—she’s ...
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In order to rapidly get a look at activities and interests among Extension Directors/Administrators around the issue of Civil Discourse, ...
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School gardens and food service areas can have a tremendous impact on kids’ nutrition education and provide an excellent environment ...
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Climate Literacy for Youth is a collaborative effort between Auburn University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to extend online learning ...
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This past year has been full of new and exciting changes as we continue on our transition to the NEW ...
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Jennifer Volk’s i-Three Issue Corps project seeks to share stories of agriculture and forestry climate adaptation and mitigation practices across ...
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Ingrid Adam’s i-Three Issue Corps project addresses the issue of low seafood consumption in low-income populations and their higher risk ...
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Becky Griffin’s i-Three Issue Corps project is dedicated to creating gardens that support pollinator habitats and provide hands-on pollinator education ...
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Andrea Morris and Rudy Pacumbaba’s project set out to be a community garden with nutrition and physical activity education programming ...
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Alice Henneman’s i-Three Issue Corps project promotes personal awareness and behavior change to reduce consumer food waste. Using educational tools ...
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Amy Garrett’s i-Three Issue Corps project focuses on establishing and leveraging a set of social media strategies to share dry ...
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My Issue Corps Project is an effort to bring awareness to local food and beginning local food producers, ultimately improving ...
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Stormwater management is typically thought of as an urban issue.  If we define stormwater as water leaving the land after ...
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Collards in the Cafeteria is a unique and dynamic project that is evolving and expanding as we move forward. We ...
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eXtension is excited to announce the first Community Issue Corps opportunity specifically targeting Communities of Practice and Learning Networks. This Community ...
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August, 2016 August was a month spent finalizing plans and future directions as the NEW eXtension continues to unfold. We ...
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eXtension is excited to roll out an exclusive Community Issue Corps for Communities of Practice and Learning Networks. We would ...
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Thanks to the eXtension Communities who have already expressed interest in the first Issue Corps experience specifically for Communities of ...
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Phenology in agriculture refers to the various plant development phases such as germination, flowering, and maturity. Tracking and predicting crop ...
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As part of my 2015-16 eXtension Citizen Science Fellowship, I compiled a set of resources for Citizen Science in Cooperative ...
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From data collection to asking questions to publishing and presenting data, making steps to understand the universe has gone back ...
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Our i-Three Issue Corps project involves finding opportunities to bring fresh and lightly processed local produce to schools. With fall ...
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Things are cooking up healthy in Warren County restaurants! As part of a New Jersey state grant project, and an ...
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During the past 6 months eXtension has taken the first steps to integrate competency based education (CBE) into its core ...
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Back in February we held a workshop in Osceola, Mo. in which we targeted people interested in getting into beekeeping ...
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Farm to School… Hmm…  Our Theory: Efforts to promote healthy eating can’t succeed without considering food production, distribution and marketing ...
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Welcome back to the second posting for the Garden 2 Go i-Three Corps project. In the last posting we gave ...
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Everything takes longer than you think it will.  -Hofstadter’s Law The recursive nature of the law is a reflection of ...
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The Kids, Compost, Crops & Consumption team from North Dakota State University Extension aims to increase youth involvement in the food ...
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