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Monday, July 22, 2013

ECOP Monday Minute 6.24.13



ECOP Monday Minute will return on July 15, 2013. Happy Independence Day!

SAVE THE DATES Extension Centennial – Extension Centennial Task Force co-chairs Bill Woodrum, West Virginia State University, and Frankie Gould, Louisiana State University AgCenter, ask you to hold dates in March, April and May next year as outlined here. The celebration will launch as part of the Galaxy IV Conference, September 16-20, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. Watch www.extension100years.net for updates.

More on NACo Webinar 6.26.13 – There is still time to register for the webinar sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The topic is Counties Count: NACo-Cooperative Extension Partnership. In addition to a national overview by ECOP Chair Daryl Buchholz, the webinar will feature a state and local example from Wisconsin. Featured speakers are Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association; Rick Klemme, Dean and Extension Director, University of Wisconsin Extension; Mike Koles, Waupaca County Cooperative Extension Community Resource Development Agent, and Dick Koeppen, Waupaca County Board Chair. To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/689139986. Following registration, the connection information will be provided.

21st Century Extension Professional Project – Click here to view the webinar Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Extension, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented last week. In addition to reviewing findings from this ECOP-sponsored study on the skills and attributes of Extension professionals of today and the future, the session focused on appropriate applications for Cooperative Extension at state and local levels. The webinar content expands on the presentation at NEDA 2013.

eXtension Virtual Conference 6.27.13Dave Gray, author of Game Storming and The Connected Company, will speak in a virtual conference on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. ET.  Gray is one keynote speaker for the NEDA/NeXC2014 Joint Meeting in March 2014.  Join the conversation!  Go to https://learn.extension.org/events/1096 for details and to join the Google+ Hangout On Air.  This virtual conference is sponsored by eXtension and the Network Literacy Community of Practice.

World Agriculture Prize – July 31, 2013 is the deadline for the Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research (GCHERA) World Agriculture Prize nominations. For details, see http://www.gchera-wap.org.