i-Three Issue Corps – Secure Your Farm Premises Against Extreme Weather: Flood

Creating a practical course for small farmers, particularly women farmers, was the focus of our i-Three Corps project. Jerri Hammonds—she’s the technical wizard of our Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) community of practice—and I devised a re-make of the online Farm Security course. We planned to make it engaging and …

Survey Report Provides Resources for Civil Discourse Programming

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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, the ECOP Program Committee sent a survey in August to 76 Extension Directors/Administrators. eXtension supported the program committee by conducting the survey. Thanks to that survey, and supplemental information from additional experts, …

i-Three Issue Corps – Got Pests? Critter-Proofing School Gardens and Buildings to Safeguard Children

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School gardens and food service areas can have a tremendous impact on kids’ nutrition education and provide an excellent environment for experiential learning. Schools across the US have embraced school gardening and increasingly incorporate their garden veggies into school lunches and classroom snacks. While getting kids involved in growing and …

i-Three Issue Corps – Climate Literacy for Youth

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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 for youth on the topic of climate science. Through an ongoing USDA NIFA grant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has developed an online learning module focused on climate science for youth …

i-Three Issue Corps – Agents are Extra Sets of Eyes, Ears and Hands When It Comes to Stormwater

Stormwater management is typically thought of as an urban issue.  If we define stormwater as water leaving the land after a rain event, we also have stormwater management issues in rural areas. My i-Three Corps project involves providing training and educational materials to the University of Georgia County Extension Agents …