2018 Impact Collaborative Summit PitchFest Results

The eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative Summit, held October 16-18 in Indianapolis, Indiana, united design thinkers from the Cooperative Extension System and partners from organizations confronting the most pressing challenges of our time to shape positive futures for communities.  Three days of co-creating, hands-on learning, and collaborative conversations sparked innovation and creative …

The Business of Farming

This article was written by Jennifer Cook, Digital Green Fellow for eXtension.  For the past nine months, I served as the Digital Green eXtension fellow, interviewing many small and beginning farmers, farm groups, and farm partners from across the US, to understand the challenges small farmers face. Representing Digital Green, …

Developmental Disabilities: An “Untapped” Audience”

Providing opportunities for educators to learn how to effectively engage individuals with developmental disabilities in their programming is essential to Extension’s diversity and inclusion mandate. Such training will help break down barriers and perceived differences, reduce apprehension, and build confidence for educators and volunteers working with this clientele. The Rutgers …

Digital Green Helps Solve Food System Challenges with Digital Technology

digital green mobile app

Digital Green is a global non-profit development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. They partner with extension actors in developing countries to solve problems like market access, farmer training, and rural nutrition education using digital …