Category Archives: 5—Employee Development

Webinar: Promoting equity in local food systems

Three examples of Cooperative Extension efforts to counter racism in local food systems will be featured in this one-hour webinar, 2 p.m. Central, Wednesday, September 6.  Read More →

Path to the Plate: champions in training

With one 2-day training behind them and two to go, 24 Extension educators are well into their preparations to become champions and train-the-trainers for our Path to the Plate initiative. Read More →

Easily create a Facebook profile image

A new 15-minute in-house course by Treye Rice shows you how to quickly create a social media profile image for your county or program’s Facebook page, Twitter account and more. You can take the course on your phone, tablet or work computer. 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 →

Five things about Next Talks

Revamped for 2016, “Next Talks” now encompasses… 1) a new monthly newsletter about upcoming features, 2) new 20-minute, hot-topic talks, with a set schedule starting on February 12 at 10 a.m., 3) brief “5 Things” infomercials about Extension programs and agency initiatives, Read More →

San Antonio in March: National eXtension Conference

Look no further for an affordable, high-value professional development program targeted to Extension educators. Early-bird registration at $400 runs through March 11 for this March 22-25 event at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. UPDATE: Since this post, keynote speakers have been finalized. Read More →

Easy steps to produce and post videos

Quick-to-market videos posted on YouTube, the second most popular search engine behind Google, may be a good investment of time for reaching your Extension audiences. Check out these new DIY resources compiled by Treye Rice, Extension program coordinator for web-based technologies. Read More →

Coming to San Antonio: NeXC2016

Be sure to hold the dates—March 22-25, 2016—and add the Texas-bound National eXtension Conference to your professional development plans. Watch too for the opportunity to submit presentation proposals. Read More →

Catching up on good intentions

What might an Extension educator do when rainy days and other occasions present a bit of catch-up time? Here are three ideas. What else would you suggest? Read More →

On the organic front: learning, grant opportunities

Organic food production takes the spotlight in a five-part eXtension webinar series, beginning March 9, and in two USDA grant programs that are open for applications through April 16 and April 30, respectively. Note the April 7 webinar topic: “Innovative approaches to Extension in organic and sustainable agriculture.” Read More →