Connect Extension Weekly Digest: June 1st, 2020


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Connect Extension Weekly Digest: June 1, 2020

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BIG Announcement: eXtension Foundation New Technologies for Ag Extension Project Incubation Opportunity for 2020. Selected projects will receive wrap around services from eXtension Foundation to support and amplify the project/program outcomes. Learn more here.

Congrats to Jeff Goodwin and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the winner for the first Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead contest for May 2020! The June 2020 contest has been announced. Details are available here.

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ICYMI: Recent Posts

June 2020 Contest: How Are You Reducing Food Waste?
(Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest Group)

How are you reducing food waste? For this month’s Cooperative Extension feature, Farm Journal’s Trust In Food wants to hear from your county/state/region about the important work you’re doing to help farmers reduce food waste or better connect farmers with food banks, pantries, schools, etc…Learn More

Announcement of eXtension Foundation New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) Project Incubation Opportunity for 2020
eXtension Foundation

The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce nominations for New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) for 2020. The NTAE cooperative agreement with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will enter the second year on September 1, 2020…Learn More

FSMA Help for Produce Growers
Chris Gunter, North Carolina State University

Led by a multi-state team from North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, the University of Tennessee, Washington State University, and the University of Florida, Cooperative Extension is implementing a free curriculum to help produce growers address on-farm water treatment…Learn More

eXtension Migrates Learn Platform to Connect Extension
eXtension Foundation

Over the past few years, the eXtension Foundation has been migrating its custom technology platforms to commercial tools. This has resulted in providing Cooperative Extension professionals with better technology solutions that are consistent with industry standards and provides…Learn More

Resources for Video Editing: Using Your Laptop, iPhone, or iPaid
Rose Hayden-Smith, eXtension Foundation Fellow
(Technology in Extension Education Group)

I use my phone a lot to shoot and edit short videos. I’m always looking for resources to make my work better and more efficient. Here’s one worth checking out. This recorded workshop from a few years ago has terrific information about simple video production using laptop, iPhone or iPad. It includes tips to capture…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 9 & 23, July 7 & 21,
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

Innovation Skill-Building Experience (ISBE) Online
August 4, 6, 11 & 13
1 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Do you have a project idea that needs incubation, innovation, and ways to get to implementation and impact faster? Are you looking to learn about design thinking and lean experimentation combined with Cooperative Extension’s best practices for solving important community issues?…Learn More

Innovation Facilitator Training
August 7, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
1 PM – 3 PM ET

This training will provide individuals with a new way of looking at program and project development to help new and existing programs across your states and institutions identify gaps in their planning, ensure they are most ready for implementation, and have explored all considerations to maximize local impact…Learn More

Learn Calendar Events
Available to All Cooperative Extension Professionals

Video Ventures – Use the Tools You Have to Capture Video
June 1, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Learn to use the tools you have at home to make videos. From cell phones, iPad, webcameras, digital cameras, and more. Learn about file sizes, storage options, file transfers, and uploading. Don’t feel overwhelmed about making videos…Learn More

Video Ventures – How To use Windows 10 Video Editor
June 2, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Creating videos is becoming more important in Extension than ever before. Learn how to use Windows 10 Video Editor to create videos to post on your website, facebook pages, and YouTube…Learn More

Video Ventures – Let’s Talk Lighting – Indoors and Outside
June 3, 2020, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Let’s talk about lighting for those of us who are using the tools we have at home to make videos. Learn about different ways to improvise by creating your own light or finding it when your outside. This will focus on those who need advice getting started in the area of making videos and do not have fancy equipment…Learn More

Discover Brain Health Webinar Series – Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
June 4, 2020, 3 PM – 4 PM ET

Join University of Illinois Extension Family Life Educators for a series all about memory change and aging, including tips and strategies to lessen everyday forgetfulness…Learn More

A Virutal Tour: Explore Nutrition Tools & Resources from USDA & HHS Websites
June 10, 2020, 2 PM – 3 PM ET

It’s challenging enough to teach nutrition when there are so many competing topics. Finding resources that are engaging and based on credible nutrition science should be easy. Join us for a virtual tour by representatives of two federal agencies, USDA and HHS…Learn More

From “Me” to “We” – Discussions on Values, Trust, & Teamwork
June 11, 2020, 2 PM – 3 PM ET

Join Karl Bradley, eXtension Foundation Leadership Development Fellow, as we discuss leaning into the best version of yourself, how we build trust & the effects they have on a team! This 3-part series will be offered in 1-hour sessions in consecutive weeks beginning on June 11 at 2 PM Eastern…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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