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Monday, June 2, 2014

ECOP Monday Minute 6.2.14

ECOP THANKS YOU – The ECOP Extension Centennial Task Force sends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Centennial Convocation a huge success. From our speakers to flag bearers to convocation participants in Washington, DC and online, you made celebrating 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives a success. Original pictures from the convocation, including the Parade of States, are available for download at https://aplu.sharefile.com/d/873866241bc64c34. Note: File is nearly 1G in size. A limited number of program booklets remain from the Convocation. This booklet https://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=5220 includes a history of Cooperative Extension, a list of ECOP chairs over the 100 years, and a welcome letter from ECOP Chair Jimmy Henning. The keepsake may be ordered in lots of 10 copies each while supplies last. To either ask questions about photo download or to order booklets, contact Sandy Ruble, sandy.ruble@extension.org.

New Jersey Celebrates Cooperative Extension Month – Larry Katz, Extension Director, Rutgers reports the New Jersey Governor proclaimed May 2014 as Cooperative Extension Month. See http://sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu/2014/05/celebrating-100-years-gov-christie-declares-may-as-cooperative-extension-month-in-nj/.

Nutrition Education for Low Income (by Helen Chipman, National Program Leader, USDA-NIFA) – The final report Aligning and Elevating University-Based Low-Income Nutrition Education through the Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension System is now available at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/food/efnep/pdf/align_elevate_report.pdf. This project was funded by NIFA’s Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition in response to a request from Douglas Steele and Daryl Buchholz, former ECOP Chairs. Recommendations are provided for universities, the land-grant university system, and federal/national partners. National webinars on how to use the report will be June 10 and 11, 2014. Sign-up is required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X5978JC. For questions about this report, contact Connie Schneider, University of California, at cschneider@ucanr.edu or 530.750.1334.

Missouri Extension Captures Centennial Convocation – Extension Director Michael Ouart, University of Missouri, brings to your attention a video summary of the Extension Centennial Convocation on May 8, 2014 in Washington, DC, produced by Missouri Extension communicators. See http://youtu.be/MDwv5JOVQYU. Teens Take on Health -- Molina Healthcare Company and National 4-H Council released findings from an 18-month project listening to teens about their health concerns. The comprehensive report includes an extensive literature review and recommendations for action by state and local 4-H programs leaders. See http://www.4-h.org/about/youth-development-research/health-research/?utm_campaign=MOLINATTOH&utm_source=4HORG&utm_medium=CAROUSEL.

National Urban Extension Conference – The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2015 National Urban Extension Conference in Atlanta, Georgia May 4-7, 2015. Participants will be “honoring the past, living the dream, and embracing the future” as they learn the best practices for working in an Urban Extension program. For more information and to submit a proposal, go to http://urbanextension2015.com/. The deadline October 1st.

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