Technology outlook projected for Extension education

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A first-of-its-kind “Horizon Report” focuses on the technologies, topics and trends predicted to affect our work. Extension educators and organizational leaders are already turning to the report for direction in planning professional development and technology investments. Read More →

Dr. Steele’s national leadership continues

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A new appointment puts Director Doug Steele at the helm of important federal relations on behalf of the national Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), a top leadership group representing all land-grant university Extension CEOs. Read More →

New funds aimed at education for beginning farmers, ranchers

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Applications are due December 8 for 2017 grants to help train the next generation of agricultural producers. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced availability of $17.7 million. Read More →

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 →