Category Archives: Useful News and New Links

Ag Is America launches new website

As a showcase for land-grant university research, news, and impact, this website includes Extension education success stories from across the country. It also features a new video that advocates for Farm Bill funding support. Read More →

Texas EDEN always at the ready

Wildfire-related information presently tops the list of comprehensive resources you’ll find on the recently improved Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) website. You’ll be at the ready too when you subscribe to EDEN notices, follow EDEN on social media, and monitor other key agencies. Read More →

New funds aimed at education for beginning farmers, ranchers

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 →

Data on tap

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?

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

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 →

Starting June 1: Census Bureau Webinar Series

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 →

Meet the A&M librarian for AgriLife Extension

Thanks to Jenni Simonsen, AgriLife Extension now has its own portal to key services and features at the Texas A&M University Libraries. Plus, you can sign up for Jenni’s weekly newsletter and upcoming webinar to learn more about electronic resources relevant to Extension professionals. Read More →

Hone your impact writing skills

An online course about Impact Statement Reporting (with modules totaling 80 minutes) is part of eXtension’s professional development offerings for Cooperative Extension professionals. Read More →

eXtension and NeXC2016 inspire innovation

Last month’s National eXtension Conference in San Antonio put the focus on issues, innovation and impact with energetic “ignite sessions,” knowledge cafes and more. Here’s a great recap. Read More →