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Monday, March 6, 2017

Gary Lemme Joins ECOP

Gary Lemme,
Auburn University
Gary Lemme, Director, Auburn Cooperative Extension System, joined the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) representing the Southern Region in February 2017 when Jimmy Henning, University of Kentucky stepped down as Extension Director. ECOP is the representative leadership and governing body of Cooperative Extension nationwide and made up of 15 members, three from each of the five Cooperative Extension regions (1890 Institutions, North Central, Northeast, Southern, and Western).

Karla Trautman,
South Dakota State University
ECOP Announces Co-chair to National Impacts Database Committee  - Karla Trautman, South Dakota State University, has been appointed by ECOP to provide leadership as Co-chair to the National Impact Database Committee. “Being able to maintain a usable, demonstrative record of the impacts of our Extension and Research programs is critically important to our system and we appreciate Karla’s willingness to help provide leadership in this effort,” says ECOP Chair Fred Schlutt. Bill Brown, University of Tennessee, is the committee’s research Co-chair.

TAG WEBINAR: March 14, 2017 at 2PM - Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve health, to reduce risky behavior, and to promote engagement and healthy development among young people. This webinar will introduce the TAG framework, make connections between TAG's goals and those of the Cooperative Extension programs, highlight local/state programmatic leadership, and describe available resources. Register to attend Think, Act, Grow (TAG) on Tuesday, March 14th at 2pm ET. Hosted by NIFA and presenters from HHS Office of Adolescent Health, this webinar is brought to you by the ECOP/ESCOP Health Implementation Positive Youth Development for Health Action Team.

Digital Education Delivery - Extension programs in Asia and Africa have used digital technologies to great effect. The Center for International Programs at USDA NIFA and eXtension are sponsoring a webinar with Digital Green on Wednesday, March 8th at 12:30 pm ET. Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Green, Rikin Gandhi, will present on his organization's work and the potential for adapting relevant approaches here in the U.S. with a new Digital Green/eXtension Fellow. Pre-register today