- building partnerships and acquiring resources,
- increasing strategic marketing and communications,
- enhancing leadership and professional development,
- strengthening organizational functioning.
Health Implementation Team Executive Summary and Final Report - For the past 3 years, 5 action teams made up of 48 professionals from 28 land-grant universities representing Cooperative Extension and Experiment Station Sections have been implementing Cooperative Extension’s Framework for Health and Wellness. The full report to ECOP is available at (you may want to shorten the current link) of the Cooperative Extension's Framework for Health and Wellness. CLICK HERE to read the Executive Summary (page 1-2) and individual team reports. The work of the teams has evolved into the Culture of Health Project in partnership with National 4-H Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition, the original ECOP Health Task Force was an initiating force behind the Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People initiative.
Technology and Innovation Report - The ECOP Ad Hoc Technology and Innovation Committee report is available at bit.ly/2017ExtTech_Innovate. The report contains recommendations for Extension leaders and specific examples across all regions. ECOP had charged eXtension Foundation with leading a short-term committee to (1) examine the technology aspects of innovation, and (2) recommend ways to implement and use the Horizon Report along with any further ECOP actions. The Committee’s objectives were to address the following recommendations from the ECOP Innovation Task Force addressing technology and innovation:
- promote innovation in Extension leadership;
- create a culture of innovation; and
- innovate learner engagement.
www.agcensus.usda.gov (take advantage of new timesaving features and the convenience of being accessible on most mobile and desktop devices) or by mail. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by trade associations, researchers, policymakers, extension educators, agribusinesses, and many others. The data can play a vital role in community planning, farm assistance programs, technology development, farm advocacy, agribusiness setup, rural development, and more. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. Every response matters. Every voice helps shape the future of U.S. agriculture. For more information, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.