More For Your Project Idea

The Innovation Skill-Building Experience workshop requires a project idea in order to maximize your learning experience.

  • Is there a topic or sticky issue that you would like to solve? It’s important that this relates to your programmatic work.
  • Do you need additional inspiration? Try aligning your project idea with one of the eight ECOP National Priority Areas. Here are just a few ideas for each priority area to get you started:
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
      • Do you have specific programming that could help serve like your Community governmental organizations and recognizing and adopting DEI practices
      • Are you engaged in Community dialogues in which Extension can make sure that the right people are invited to have these conversations, when talking about school boards, policies, etc.
      • is there a program that you can take back to the university about diversity and equity equity and inclusion
    • Climate Mitigation, Resiliency, and Adaption
      • How to help support climate resiliency in my community?
      • How am I going to help support mitigation practices like on farm education about cover crops
      • Is there a disaster network in your community and/or region that Extension could partner with and engage?
    • Economic and Workforce Development
      • How do we educate you four H youth and children on career opportunities in agriculture
      • How do we identify and engage with underserved migrant communities or different cultural groups
      • Identifying and and prescribing different agricultural career opportunities
    • Health Equity & Well-Being
      • How do we support behavior change in vaccine hesitancy, farmer suicide prevention, or opiod abuse, etc.
      • How do we support mental health issues brought on by the pandemic, economic instability, etc.?
      • How do we make sure access to health care is equitable in our local community?
    • 4-H Positive Youth Development
      • How to work with youth in the juvenile justice system to bring stability and potentially expand career opportunities in agriculture
      • Working with youth in experiential learning activities such as maker spaces, outdoor “classrooms”, etc.
      • Working with youth who are experiencing homelessness
    • Urban Programs
      • How to help downtown businesses and/or cultural centers in COVID recovery?
      • How to address food and/or housing insecurity in your local community?
      • Helping urban and suburban communities understand issues at the rural/urban interface such as wildfire threats, manure management, or windmill/solar farms.
    • Broadband Access and Digital Skills
      • How to address digital literacy skills in communities that have recently expanded broadband access?
      • How to use education about telehealth to improve health and well-being in my local community?
      • How to convene stakeholders to expand broadband access in my community?
    • Nutrition Education and SNAP-Ed
      • How to provide “just-in-time” nutrition education at the point of purchase/order/pick-up?
      • How do you localize a national nutrition program for unique targeted population(s)?
      • How to utilize Master Gardener volunteers to help educate SNAP recipients to grow their own food?