eXtension is pleased to name the first eXtension i-Three Issue Corps! These 127 individuals comprise 72 projects that will move forward over the next several weeks and months in 2016. Focused on either Food Systems or Climate these individuals will collaborate with eXtension staff, key subject matter informants, experts in project design, technology, and marketing, and each other to enhance and improve their projects and experiments.
Teams and individuals represent 31 states and 33 institutions. They represent all levels of Cooperative Extension staff and include public and private sector members. Projects or experiments are in various stages but all appear in plans of work nationwide for the Corps members.
During the next few weeks Corps members will engage in a variety of professional development sessions and activities targeted at their work. They’ll be exposed to new project management, communication, and innovation assessment tools with the goal of integrating such tools into their work now and in the future. At the 2016 National eXtension Conference in San Antonio, March 22-25, the Corps will move through a “design-a-thon” experience to further refine their projects or experiments
A complete roster of the Corps membership can be found here.