Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities Report Available

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities,  a report published in 2020, is now available in a flipping book format.

This report – produced in response to an Extension Foundation RFP – contains a national inventory of Cooperative Extension programs and practices in climate and extreme weather. The report and included database provide insight into the successes, challenges, and opportunities for programming in this area and offer conclusions about the way forward. Programs included in the inventory align with Project Drawdown, and other frameworks and accepted practices. In addition to the program inventory, the project team interviewed Extension professionals to learn about the range of factors involved in this type of programming, including leadership styles, institutional challenges, and more.

The data was gathered and compiled by a multi-state team of faculty and student climate fellows representing several institutions, including Utah State University, the University of Florida, and Montana State University. 


A note about our Publications: 

The Extension Foundation has recently released several new and previously published titles on a wide range of topics including a Northeast ecosystems services assessment, DEI, Oklahoma State’s master irrigator program, creating mass media campaigns, game-based education, wellness in “tough times,” innovating curriculum, prescribed fire, emergency preparation and response, understanding food labels, and building farm and farm family resilience. You can find the entire library of publications (now numbering two dozen) here. New publications are released on a regular basis, so please check back often.


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Resilient Agriculture: Weather-Ready Farms

Water Saver: Oklahoma State Master Irrigator Program

Bridging the Gaps: Approaches to Treating Water on Farms