Due Aug. 31: survey about youth outreach

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

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 →

Tips to strengthen award nominations

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

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

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

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

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

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 →