Climate Hubs Webinar This Week – For an update on how USDA Climate Hubs are collaborating with research and Cooperative Extension, join a webinar 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, 12.10.15 at http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/climatehubs/ or by phone at 888-844-9904, code 3964989. Speakers are Randy Johnson, National Program Leader, USDA Regional Climate Hubs; David Hollinger, Lead, Northeast Regional Climate Hub, and Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture. See http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/ for details about the climate hubs and http://bit.ly/ClimateHUBMOU for the Memorandum of Understanding signed by USDA and the APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly Cooperative Extension and Experiment Station Sections.
|Fred Schlutt, ECOP Chair-elect, |
University of Alaska
|Michelle Rodgers, ECOP Chair, |
University of Delaware
Cooperative Extension Book Available on Demand – Education Through Cooperative Extension is available as print on demand through the University of Arkansas bookstore. To place an order, go to http://shop.uofastore.com/p-32983-education-through-cooperative-extension-156502107x.aspx. For assistance or to place a mass order, Kathleen Smoot at 479-575-4495 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Nominations: Family Life and Human Development Awards – The National Awards Committee for Family Life and Human Development State Specialists is now accepting nominations for awards to state Extension specialists who have made important contributions to the work of Cooperative Extension and who provide clear evidence of program impacts. Nominations will be accepted for awards in two categories. The Early Achievement Award is for persons with 6 or fewer years as a state specialist with Cooperative Extension. The Career Impact Award is for persons with 7 or more years. Awards will be presented during a USDA-NIFA national webinar. Send nominations to Jean Edwards Jean.Edwards@usu.edu by 12.15.15. For additional information, see Link to Information and Nomination Forms.
Call for Nominations: 2015 Jeanne M. Priester Awards – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Jeanne M. Priester Award. The awards will be presented at the 2016 National Health Outreach Conference Priester Award Luncheon, April 8, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia. Nominations are due 12.11.15. For details, see http://www.nationalhealthoutreach.org/. The purpose of the award is to honor Extension programs and professionals that positively impact the health and wellness of people across the United States and provide leadership to expand Extension’s capacity to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.