4-H Engagement Campaign – 4-H Grows Here! – The ECOP National 4-H Leadership Committee co-chaired by Ed Jones, Virginia Tech, and Renee McKee, Purdue University, encourages your engagement with this campaign (known both as 4-H Engagement and 4-H Grows Here!). The vision is to engage 10 million youth in 4-H by 2025. Details are available at http://n4h.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=23972.0&dlv_id=38162. March 14th is the deadline for completed applications. The cost per institution is outlined at http://bit.ly/4HGrowsSched.
eXtension at USDA Ag Outlook Forum – New eXtension Innovation Lab projects, including Unmanned Aerial Systems, Wearable Technology, and Oculus Rift, will be on hand for the USDA Ag Outlook Forum http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/ February 25-26 in the Crystal City, VA. The focus will be on how these technologies can be used to solve issues related to climate and food systems. USDA-NIFA also will host the showcase on February 24th.
Urban Extension Strategic Plan – In support of an ECOP goal for 2016 http://www.aplu.org/CESGoals to support urban programming, learn more about Florida’s Urban Extension Strategic Plan. Register for the 9:00 a.m. ET, February 25th webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2111051702380768257. Taking a bold step toward active and deliberate engagement of the state’s urban regions, University of Florida’s Strategic Plan for Urban Extension Initiative is organized to use an adaptive management approach that promotes flexible, adjustable decision-making in the face of uncertainty. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
ECOP-ESCOP Align on Capitol Hill Event
|Suat Irmak, University of Nebraska, and |
Steve Slack, The Ohio State University
|Suat Irmak, University of Nebraska, speaks to a crowd gathered on Capitol Hill|
Awards Reminder - Nominate by 5.1.16 – ECOP in partnership with USDA-NIFA offers the 2016 nomination process for the national Excellence in Extension and Diversity awards. The due date for on-line nominations is May 1, 2016 at 5:00p.m. Pacific Time. For details and to access the online nomination forms go to: http://www.aplu.org/CESawards. Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble firstname.lastname@example.org, ECOP Staff Associate.