Accepting nominations: Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence

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Due October 10: nominations for the annual awards program that recognizes faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife for commitment and outstanding contributions. Extension personnel are eligible in several categories. Read More →

Onward! next steps, next stages

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September 1 marked the effective date of new promotions, when 27 Extension educators officially reached the next step on their career ladder. Four Extension employees entered a new stage of life when they retired on August 31, joining 16 additional FY16 retirees. Congratulations to all the following individuals! Read More →

Updated: Hay, school supplies among the needs of flood-ravaged Louisiana

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Following widespread flooding across south Louisiana, support from Texas has included hay donations and collections of school supplies. Learn more about these ways to help. Read More →

Nominations sought for tributes to partners

Texas Representative John Zerwas receives 2016 Extension in the City Award

Both the Extension in the City and the Extension Partnership awards programs are open for nominations, due Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, respectively. Read More →

FAQs about the Superior Service Awards

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Perennial questions are popping up as the annual September 10 nomination deadline approaches for our Extension Superior Service Awards program. Attention nominators: here are the answers you need. Read More →

Due Aug. 31: survey about youth outreach

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Extension educators are encouraged to respond to a survey by the USDA-NIFA Vulnerable Populations–Immigrant Youth Champions Work Group. Intended for county- and state-level professionals and paraprofessionals, the survey will help identify Extension strengths and professional development needs related to the participation of immigrant youth and families in 4-H. Read More →

Data on tap

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From award nominations to grant proposals, good data support provides an edge. One go-to source is the USDA Economic Research Service, which regularly updates state fact sheets about population, income, food security, education, employment, farm characteristics, and more. Read More →

What’s your FQ?

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A look back by the Journal of Extension found a “futures quotient” (FQ) self-assessment featured in 1986. The 15-item instrument was designed to provide insight on the extent to which you possess the qualities of a futurist. Take the test and see if it holds true today! Read More →

Resource roundup: all about Zika

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To support Extension educators, an array of multimedia educational resources about avoiding the mosquito-borne Zika virus is now available on a single website, courtesy of the Department of Entomology and AgriLife Communications. Read More →

Tips to strengthen award nominations

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Being nominated for an Extension Superior Service Award is truly an honor from your peers. But being selected for the award depends strictly on the merits of a written nomination. So…ATTENTION all nominators: follow these tips to make your entry as competitive as possible. Read More →