ECOP Monday Minute returns December 7, 2015 . . . HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
|Delbert Foster, ECOP Chair 2014-15, hands gavel to |
Michelle Rodgers, ECOP Chair 2015-16
|Montage from 11.16.15 includes Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary |
for USDA Research, Education, and Economics, Robert Holland,
Associate Director of Operations, USDA-NIFA and
Jane Schuchardt, Executive Director, ECOP
North Central Region Releases FCS Study – ECOP member Chris Boerboom, Chair, North Central Cooperative Extension Association (NCCEA), announces a new report of impacts of family and consumer sciences Extension programs http://www.nccea.org/multistate-activities/fcs-battelle-report-2015/. Amongst other outcomes, the report shows compelling evidence about program effectiveness related to human health and well-being.
Cooperative Extension SNAP-Ed Outcomes – The Land Grant University SNAP-Ed Program Development Team, supported by assessments to participating universities, announces outcomes by state http://articles.extension.org/pages/72627/2014-snap-ed-impact-reports#.VktMaL-E1SE. Further, the Legislative and Advocacy Committee of the SNAP-Ed Program Development Team reports high visibility for Cooperative Extension at the National SNAP Directors Meeting earlier this month in Seattle. In addition to an exhibit, presentations by Cooperative Extension educators focused on translating research to practice, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and encouraging SNAP redemption at farmers’ markets. Members of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee are Pat Bebo, Ohio State University and Mindy Meuli, University of Wyoming, co-chairs; Debra Garrard, Oklahoma State University; Kathleen Manenica, Washington State University, and ad hoc member Megan Ness Ditterick, North Dakota State University.
CYFAR Annual Report – USDA-NIFA announces the release of a report of 2014 accomplishments of the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Program http://nifa.usda.gov/resource/2014-cyfar-annual-report. CYFAR improves the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families through Cooperative Extension educational programs. Limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs gain skills to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.