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Monday, February 4, 2019

National Awards - What Directors and Administrators Need to Know

The 2019 National Extension Awards program offered by ECOP in partnership with USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) began February 1. The deadline to submit nominations is May 1.  Last Friday's Next Generation Extension – Learning for Leaders, National Extension Awards, Systems Thinking, and Winning Words, is available for review at Top comments from the session: Start process EARLY, there are many benefits to nominating, use a more systematic approach, resubmit nominations from past years, add value with quotes.  Click Here to View/Download the slides. Contact information for the experts Ann Kellett and Suzanne Deatherage is found on the last slide. Go to to begin. Direct nomination process questions to Sandy Ruble

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2019 Cooperative Extension Infographic - To use for relationship building and awareness at local, state and national levels, Directors and Administrators are invited to share the 2019 ECOP Infographic, available at This evolving document will gradually be improved over time to align with the Cooperative Extension Section Strategic Agenda and the future of Extension. The contact is National Office Executive Director Rick Klemme

4-H Grows FAQ - The 4-H Grows Engagement Campaign has developed a resource to support the discussions that are planned with Extension Directors and Administrators following January's "Next Generation Extension: Learning for Leaders" session on the 4-H Brand. The 4-H Grows Engagement Campaign FAQ is available now and will also be distributed to state 4-H program and fundraising leadership across the country prior to the opportunity institutions will have to re-invest or invest for the first time in 4-H Grows, beginning this March. Contact Jen McIver, Vice President, Field Marketing and Partnerships,

Impact Collaborative Innovation Facilitator Training - By popular demand, eXtension will host a second Innovation Facilitator Training March 12-14, 2019 in Atlanta. Click here to listen to what some of the 41 newest Innovation Facilitators had to say about the January session. The training for one Facilitator is at no cost to 2019 member institutions, and includes travel, lodging, meals, and registration. Additional Facilitators are welcome; a registration fee will apply and the additional costs are at the responsibility of the member institution. Registration deadline: February 18, 2019. Direct Facilitator Training questions to Ashley Griffin at Direct 2019 eXtension member inquires to Chris Geith at