Extension Foundation 2021 End of Year Update

Dear Extension Colleagues, It has been our pleasure to serve the Cooperative Extension System this past year and we are excited for the work ahead in 2022. We wanted to provide an update to all of you about how the Extension Foundation has partnered with Cooperative Extension this past year and our progress towards making […]

Project Accelerator Leads to New Grant and Ongoing Partnership

Article by Stacey Stearns, University of Connecticut A new USDA-NIFA funded project will develop cohorts of 4-H youth and create biotechnology video games. The games will convey fun and science-based information about biotechnology such as genetic engineering. They will also build public confidence in the safe use of biotechnology in agriculture and the food system. […]

New Publication Available: Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit

A new publication is available from the Extension Foundation. ”The Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit” is authored by a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Authors are: Susan Harris, Soni Cochran, Kerry Elsen, Kayla Hinrichs, Julien Hoffman, Michelle Krehbiel, and Brandy VanDeWalle. The project was supported by a grant from the New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) […]

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 Foundation Announces 2021-2022 New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects

The Extension Foundation will be supporting 20 projects across Cooperative Extension as part of its third year of the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) program. This program is made possible by funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through a partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Extension Foundation. This program […]

Three Cooperative Extension Leaders Selected As New Technologies for Ag Extension Catalysts

The Extension Foundation welcomes three new Catalyst team members: Dr. Barbara Board, District Extension Director Emeritus, Virginia Tech; Retired Eastern Region Extension Director and Interim Associate Administrator, North Carolina A&T State University.  Dr. Dyremple Marsh, Retired College Dean, Research Director, and Extension Administrator, Delaware State University Dr. Dawn Mellion, Retired Vice-Chancellor for Southern University Cooperative […]

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 2021 Mid-Year Update

We are excited to provide you with a mid-year update about the Extension Foundation and our progress towards helping Cooperative Extension (CES) make a greater impact on local issues.  Funding to the Cooperative Extension System (2020-2021) $22.4M in 2020-2021 85% to LGU’s Total of $19M to LGU’s across Extension program areas Funding Sources (2020-2021):  $2M […]

Scott Reed on a sailboat

A Conversation with Dr. Scott Reed, Extension Foundation Catalyst

Scott Reed is an emeritus of Oregon State University (OSU), where he served in various College of Forestry roles. He was a professor, executive associate dean, Extension program leader, and Dean and Director of OSU’s Extension Service. Scott served as the OSU’s Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. He pioneered the innovative Open Campus, […]

New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) Year 3 Application Workshop

NTAE acceleration projects are selected to align with the USDA Strategic Plan and are early stage (have goals, expected impacts, some project start up activities) and have high potential for impact.  Selected projects will receive support from a catalyst team to advise and mentor projects and support from Key Informants who will work with the […]