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Monday, August 14, 2017

2017 NEDA: Extension Impact and Value

Jeff Dwyer,
Michigan State University
2017 NEDA: Extension Impact and Value - Jeff Dwyer, Michigan State University, is a featured presenter at a session called Communicating the Impact and Value of Extension at 2017 NEDA on Tuesday, October 3rd in Essex, VT. Jeff will begin the dialogue with NEDA attendees with an example of an effective communication approach. Planning Committee members Gary Lemme, Auburn University, and George Czapar, University of Illinois, will also share their experiences on this topic in small group discussions and best practices from participants will be summarized. Extension Administrators and Directors are encouraged to book a hotel room by 9.8.17 and register before early registration ends on 9.18.17, by going to today.

Positive Youth Development Call to Conversation: Input Opportunity - On August 3-4, several Extension Administrators and Directors, Program Leaders, and representative from numerous national youth organizations participated in a Call to Conversation on Positive Youth Development. NIFA is now reviewing the excellent feedback that was shared. Those who were not in attendance are invited by Lisa Lauxman, Director of 4-H National Headquarters, to respond to questions found on pages 2-3 on the "Point of Departure" document. Send your comments and feedback to 4-H National Headquarters by/before August 21.

Supporting the Tribal Land-Grant Institutions - NIFA commits to catalyzing transformative applied research, education, and Extension at 1994 land-grant institutions to address critical challenges in Indian communities across the United States. The 1994 land-grant institutions have the unique ability to address issues affecting lives of American Indian students and communities. These institutions deliver place-based knowledge that is rooted in the histories, environments, cultures, and economies of their respective communities. They are essential to affecting local to regional change as fully engaged partners within the land-grant university system.

Professional Development Opportunity - Join the 4-H system for the 2017 Professional Development E-Academy, The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Positive Youth Development. The focus will be on engaging diverse youth and understanding the social issues they face. There will be ten one-hour online sessions spread out from October 2 to October 23. You can get more information and register for the free sessions at 2017 E-academy Registration. The target audience is 4-H field faculty but all positive youth development professionals are welcome to participate. The 2017 E-Academy is brought to you by 4-H National Headquarters in partnership with National 4-H Council and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.