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Monday, July 22, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 6.17.13



Join NACo Webinar 6.26.13 – The National Association of Counties (NACo) invites all Extension professionals to join a webinar called Counties Count: NACo-Cooperative Extension Partnership on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time. ECOP Chair Daryl Buchholz will provide an overview of contemporary Cooperative Extension followed by a state and local perspective using Wisconsin as a model. To register for the webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/689139986. Following registration, the connection information will be provided.

Congratulations, ECOP Chair! – Epsilon Sigma Phi has announced that ECOP Chair Daryl Buchholz will give the prestigious Epsilon Sigma Phi Ruby Lecture for distinguished service http://espnational.org/news-job-announcements/current-news/611-2013-recognition-recipients.html on Wednesday, 9.18.13 at the Galaxy Conference in Pittsburgh.

Global Extension  – The Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP) invites you to view its webinar Global Extension: Is it Right for You?.

Climate Change – See http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=climate-change for USDA’s recent announcement of efforts to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation.

Rural Broadband – During Doug Steele’s tenure as ECOP chair in 2012, discussions occurred with the USDA Rural Utilities Service related to Cooperative Extension’s role in helping communities understand the importance of broadband investments; showing businesses how to use the internet for e-commerce, and engaging city and county governments in the use of the internet for delivery of government services, health care, and non-formal education of citizens. See http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahomecontentidonly=true&contentid=2013/06/0120.xml for USDA’s recent announcement of funding for broadband in remote areas.