Dr. Christine Nygren Announces Retirement from Extension Foundation as CEO

Dr. Christine Nygren (formerly Geith), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Extension Foundation has announced her retirement effective January 13th, 2023. The Board of Directors selected Dr. Nygren as CEO in July 2015 during a transitional period for the Extension Foundation. Prior to joining the Extension Foundation, Dr. Nygren was the Assistant Provost and Executive Director of […]

RFA: ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams: Resilient Economies and Community Health (REACH)

ELIGIBILITY: Competitive opportunity available to ALL Land-grant universities (LGUs) (1862, 1890, 1994) by completing a simple online application. The Extension Foundation in partnership with the ECOP Health and Workforce Program Action Teams, is offering two opportunities to apply and be selected to pilot a community development initiative in a community of their choosing. More specifically, […]

Extension Foundation Membership Available to 1994 Land-grant Universities

The Extension Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved to enable membership in the Extension Foundation to 1994 Land-grant Universities. The motion was brought forth by the Extension Foundation’s 1994 Region Board Representative, Brian Kowalkowski, Dean of Continuing Education, College of Menominee Nation. A membership model for 1994 Land-grant Universities was unanimously approved.  The Extension Foundation […]

NTAE National Needs Assessment Fellow

Position Description: The Extension Foundation is seeking an individual to conduct a needs assessment of the Cooperative Extension system including Faculty, Staff, Directors, and Administrators. The focus of the needs assessment will be to understand daily needs, career support, technology, and professional development needs to inform the Extension Foundation and the Cooperative Extension System. The […]

Starting October 3rd! NEXTGEN Grant Support Introduction and Partnership Opportunities

October 3rd, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time October 4th, 2022, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Eastern Time October 5th, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time October 6th, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time REGISTER HERE The Extension Foundation was selected by USDA-NIFA to serve as the technical service provider for […]

Extension Foundation Selected by USDA-NIFA as Technical Provider for NEXTGEN Funding Opportunity

The primary goal of the From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program (NEXTGEN) is to enable 1890 Land-grant institutions, 1994 Land-grant institutions, Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, and insular area institutions of higher education located in the U.S. territories to engage, recruit, retain, […]

NEW: National Extension Tourism (NET) Conference Proceedings Available

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library that documents a wide array of tourism-related applied research and outreach programs. The National Extension Tourism 2021 Conference Proceedings – published with support from the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Center (NERCRD) – is now available online. The mission of the National Extension […]

Extension Foundation Announces Year 4 (2022-2023) New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects

Fifty-seven applications were submitted by 36 Land-grant universities in response to the RFA shared by the Extension Foundation in April, 2022, for New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE). The Extension Foundation will be supporting 39 projects across Cooperative Extension as part of its fourth year of the NTAE program. This program is made possible by funding from […]

“Join Us on the Path”: New publication details online engagement hub project

The Extension Foundation has added a new title to its library. Join Us on the Path: The Engagement Hub was written by Catherine Leach and Pam Doherty of the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The case study details their teams’ efforts to develop The Engagement Hub, an innovative, personalized online hub for students, educators, alumni, […]

Extension Foundation Says Farewell to Longtime Technology Team Member

The Extension Foundation offers its sincere gratitude to Ben MacNeill who has been part of the Extension Foundation team since 2006. In July 2022, Ben will be transitioning to a new role outside of the Extension Foundation. Ben has been working with the Foundation through a full-time buyout from North Carolina State University. One of […]