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Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps 2017

July 17, 2017

The eXtension Foundation accepted 39 projects with over 80 team members focused on improving Diversity and Inclusion within Cooperative Extension, its partners, and the public. The eXtension Issue Corps process combined virtual and face-to-face events (a designathon) and experiences to assist in project development, program innovation, use of technology, innovative …

Community Issue Corps 2016-17

July 13, 2017

Eight projects with 27 members were selected to participate in the Community Issue Corps. This cohort represented teams that were already part of formal Communities of Practice affiliated with eXtension. The topic areas represented included small and backyard poultry flocks, equine disaster management, training law enforcement in animal welfare, mobile …

i-Three Issue Corps Food & Climate 2016

In 2015, we created a new initiative—i-Three, standing for “Issues, Innovation, Impact.” Our charge was to scale up our work with our Fellows and Innovation Project awardees to engage many more Extension professionals in new opportunities to explore innovative tools and methodologies for use in their daily work. In fall …

i-Three Issue Corps: We are the cultivators of our work environment

June 29, 2017

Recently, at the University of Delaware, I had the opportunity to attend their first diversity summit, titled “Diversity Summit: Realizing Social Justice for a Better UD.” As a member of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Diversity Committee, I feel it is important to stay developed in this field, …

i-Three Issue Corps: Farming the City: Utica

June 16, 2017

Diverse individuals growing self-sufficient communities Can farming in a city get communities to self-sufficiency? No, but it is the place to start. This blog post is to share a journey and a belief that when we are responsible for providing food to share with community members it brings that community, …

i-Three Issue Corps: Diversity Corps Member Heads to Chile

Merkin - a spice blend found in Chile June 2, 2017

As a recent eXtension Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps member, I am conducting some of my research in developing several South American Cuisine curricula in Chile. I recently went on a study tour with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Culinary Professionals Practice Group to Santiago, Valparaiso, and …

i-Three Issue Corps: Colorful yarn weaves a web of unity

May 22, 2017

“It made me feel better to see how many people are against bigotry, but are too afraid to speak up. They’re intimidated, not apathetic. If I took initiative to defend someone, others might also be supportive if given the opportunity.”

Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps Projects by Institution

January 16, 2017

On January 9, 2017 45 projects were invited to become members of eXtension’s first Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps. Of those, 39 accepted and will be attending the eXtension Designathon on February 14-15 in Cincinnati, OH. The projects are listed below. The descriptions will be updated as we learn more …