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 →

Attention innovators! Tell your story

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Have you adopted technology or methodology in an innovative way for your programming? The Extension education world wants to know. Read More →

Call for nominations: Superior Service Awards

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It’s back!—the annual September 10 deadline to submit nominations for our agency’s highest employee recognition program. Remember, since 2015, there’s a new award category for “Program Support” to recognize Extension… Read More →

4-H knows: illustrated talk still best

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Be gone, word slides! The 4-H model of an illustrated talk is far superior to read-along presentations of projected text, which are not only less effective but also perceived as behind the times. Learn what communications professionals have to say: Read More →

Starting June 1: Census Bureau Webinar Series

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Enroll now and learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data, using such tools as American FactFinder, Census Explorer and more. Registration is free; first come, first serve. Read More →

Announcing: years-of-service commendations

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Sixty-nine AgriLife Extension employees earned a Service Commendation from Director Steele for achieving a decade mark in their Extension career during 2015. Supervisors present the framed certificates at various occasions each year, but here’s a list of all the recipients so you can extend your personal congratulations. Read More →

102 and counting

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In addition to being Mother’s Day, May 8 was the anniversary date of the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, the federal legislation that gave rise to Extension education. To start a new Extension year for this website, we created a new page. The “Central Leadership” webpage provides an extra way to find out who’s who among our various leadership groups. Read More →