Connect Extension Weekly Digest: May 26th, 2020



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Connect Extension Weekly Digest: May 26, 2020

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Today is the last day to submit a story for the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead contest for May 2020! Each month, Farm Journal will select story leads from across Cooperative Extension to further develop, and publish in Farm Journal media. Learn more in the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest group.

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ICYMI: Recent Posts

Urban Agriculture Listening Sessions
Brad Gaolach, Washington State University

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently posted a notice that they are taking stakeholder input to help inform and set priorities for $40 million of grant funding for research, education and extension around urban agriculture, indoor agriculture and emerging agriculture…Learn More

Smart Cities: Technology, Equity, Livability, & Trust
Brad Gaolach, Washington State University

Cities are getting smarter. New technologies help monitor traffic and enforce parking. First responders use camera systems to explore incident scenes for potentially hazardous materials or spills. Autonomous vehicles are being piloted. With these new technologies, governments and communities have concerns...Learn More

SAMHSA Training & Technical Assistances Resources Related to COVID-19
eXtension Foundation

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put together a list of COVID-19 training and technical assistance resources to help address the mental health/substance use disorder impacts in rural communities…Learn More

Help With RSS Feeds (Topic Post)
Steve Hadcock, Cornell Cooperative Extension

I am creating some podcasts and like to get them to the point they can be played through ITunes or Google play.  Anyone have experience in creating RSS feeds?…Learn More & Reply

The Great Video Chat Faceoff
Rose Hayden-Smith, eXtension Foundation Fellow
(Technology in Extension Education Group)

The Washington Post (WaPo) published a super piece rating six video conferencing apps. Their “Chatty Awards” compares Facebook Rooms, FaceTime, Google Meet, Houseparty, Skype and Zoom. WaPo’s tech team considered these criteria…Learn More

Managing Multiple Instagram Accounts, Blogging & Writing Tips
Rose Hayden-Smith, eXtension Foundation Fellow
(Technology in Extension Education Group)

Many of us are juggling professional and personal social media accounts. I use Hootsuite to manage some of my social media tasks. But for Instagram, I prefer to post directly from my iPhone. I do social posting for four Instagram accounts, so this feature has been a lifesaver for me because it enables me to easily toggle between the different accounts…Learn More

ICYMI: Innovation Skill-Building Tools and YOUR Local Innovation Facilitator
Molly Immendorf, eXtension Foundation
(Impact Collaborative Group, eXtension Members Only)

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitators and eXtension team members provided a hands-on introduction to the Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE) workbook and related tools as well as sharing how YOUR local institution Innovation Facilitators may help teams make an impactful, local impact using these tools…Learn More

ICYMI: Investing In Community Resilience, Using ACEs & Trauma Science for More Effective Practice
Caitlin O’Brien, Scattergood Foundation
(Impact Collaborative Group, eXtension Members Only)

Participants had the opportunity to engage in small group discussions during the Investing in Community Resilience Web Series Learning Circle. Their discussions about the information presented in the first two webinars of the web series  were rich. Below is a summary of their discussions…Learn More

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Impact Collaborative Opportunities for eXtension Members
A listing of Current eXtension Members Available Here

Social Media Learning Circle w/ Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith
June 9th & 23rd, July 7th & 21st,
2 PM – 3:15 PM ET

In this Learning Circle experience – convened via weekly interactive Zoom meetings – participants will learn about a range of social media platforms that have the potential to advance their work. The 4-part series includes 75-minute sessions that will be offered bi-weekly. There will be discussion about commonly used social media platforms. The platform-specific sessions…Learn More

Learn Calendar Webinars
Available to All Cooperative Extension Professionals

Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants
May 26th, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2 PM ET

The webinar will highlight how an evidence-based approach can be taken to reduce suicides in communities, which includes working with partners and various sectors to address the broader social determinants of health while also leveraging legal and policy tools…Learn More

Reboot Your Facebook Game: Learn Practical Tips on Energizing Your Extension Presence on Facebook
May 26th, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM ET

The session will discuss planning and creating a framework conducive to your local Extension team, marketing, managing page, content creation specific to Facebook, gathering impact, and not so good practices of posting. Whether you are an experienced Facebook user or new to the social media world, this information will help you learn some practical tips on using Facebook…Learn More

Dairy Fat — What’s In It For the Consumer?
May 27th, 2020, 2 PM – 3:15 PM ET

Join eOrganic for the second webinar this winter on milk fatty acids! In this webinar, presenter Jana Kraft of the University of Vermont will discuss the fatty acids in dairy milk and their potential health benefits. The webinar takes place…Learn More

Oh Rats! Dealing With Non-Native Rodents in the Garden
May 28th, 2020, 1 PM – 2 PM ET

Join Dr. Dana Sanchez (Oregon State University Extension Wildlife Specialist) for a special session on managing rats in yards, gardens, and compost piles. You’ll learn about the different species of non-native, invasive rats we see in Oregon, get an understanding of rat behavior and find out why they are so….Learn More

Urban Agriculture Listening Sessions
May 28th, 2020, 2 PM – 4 PM ET & 7 PM – 9 PM

May 29th, 2020, 10 AM – 12 PM ET & 2 PM – 4 PM ET

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently posted a notice that they are taking stakeholder input to help inform and set priorities for $40 million of grant funding for research, education and extension around urban agriculture, indoor agriculture and emerging agriculture…Learn More

About the eXtension Foundation

The eXtension Foundation is a membership-based non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measurable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. eXtension is embedded in the U.S. Cooperative Extension System and serves on the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). eXtension provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs. This work is supported by your membership dollars and funding from USDA-NIFA, grant no. 2019-41595-30123. For more information on eXtension membership, please visit

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