NTAE: Capacity Building – Expanding Urban Extension Feature Story

Publication Description

A University of Massachusetts Extension team plans to train up to 10 UMass Extension educators to engage more effectively with underserved and urban audiences in a wider range of communities in Springfield, Massachusetts, and across the state. The team also will partner with a variety of community organizations to develop resources and programs that use and build on the strengths of this broader target audience. This publication is a brief overview of the program’s goals and strategies.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

University of Massachusetts – Amherst


Content Contributors:

William Miller, wamiller@cns.umass.edu, University of Massachusetts Extension

Michael DiPasquale, dipasquale@umass.edu, University of Massachusetts Extension

Heather Lohr, hlohr@umext.umass.edu, University of Massachusetts Extension

VaShon Wallace-Hiltpold, vwallace@umext.umass.edu, University of Massachusetts Extension

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023
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