In Conversation with Dr. Rick Klemme

Dr. Rick Klemme grew up on a farm in east-central Illinois. He received his BA in economics and math from Illinois State University. He later earned an MA and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Purdue. Rick began his nearly four-decade Extension career as an agricultural economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). He later became […]

Extension in the 21st Century: A conversation with Chuck Hibberd

Charles “Chuck” Hibberd is an emeritus professor of the University of Nebraska, where he held several academic positions, including Dean of Cooperative Extension. His email tagline reads “Chuck Hibberd, retired Extension Director (but not done yet).” He directed the University’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center for 13 years. Chuck also served as Extension director, associate […]

Extension Foundation Pilots a National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets (NRCEPA)

Responding to specific requests in regional meetings and through various projects including EXCITE, the Extension Foundation has developed a tool using commercial solutions to create a National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets (NRCEPA). This tool will enable Cooperative Extension professionals to register their projects, programs, or curriculum for nationwide collaboration among Cooperative Extension […]

National Action Dialogue: Extension Futures Summary Report

In partnership with ECOP, two National Action Dialogues (NAD) focused on Extension Futures were held on July 13 and July 14, 2020. 382 participants from 69 Land Grant Universities (LGU) representing all five ECOP regions and program areas along with18 partner organizations who collectively shared ideas, concerns, and needs within 5 focus topics, guided by […]

eXtension & ECOP Host National Action Dialogue – Community Based Programming in the Digital Networked COVID-19 Age

March 26th & April 1st, 2020 3 PM – 4:30 PM ET Available to: All Cooperative Extension Professionals Register Here Panelists Include: Chuck Hibberd, Dean & Director of Nebraska Extension Paul Hill, Extension Associate Professor, County Director, Community Economic Development, Utah State University Elise Lofgren, Senior Instructional Designer, Purdue University Doug Edlund, Assistant Director of […]