New NTAE catalyst projects selected: Special congratulations to the UConn and UDel project teams!

Eight projects have been selected by the eXtension Foundation to receive wrap-around support services for the next year.

The projects were selected “as part of eXtension’s New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) Cooperative Agreement with USDA-NIFA”.

The services, which include support for creating peer-reviewed publications, evaluation, digital engagement and leadership, market research, partnership development, and messaging are intended to accelerate development, increase effectiveness, and amplify impacts and outcomes.

Nominations were reviewed by a panel and chosen in part for their alignment with the USDA Strategic Goals.  The selected projects are:

  • Community Learning Through Data Driven Discovery: Barriers to Rural Health, Virginia Tech
  • Southern University Jagriculture Emergency Preparedness, Southern University
  • The Juntos Program: Building Common Measures for National Sustainability, North Carolina State University
  • Equipping Western Rangeland Managers to Create Land Management Plans, Oregon State University
  • Oregon State University Extension Fire Program, Oregon State University
  • Wellness In Tough Times Toolkit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Strengthening Health, Resilience and Farm Vitality through Online Forums, University of Delaware
  • Navigating the Grocery Store Aisle: Understanding Non-GMO Labeling, University of Connecticut

The Association of Northeast Extension Directors extends particular congratulations to the two teams from the northeast region “Strengthening Health, Resilience and Farm Vitality through Online Forums” from the University of Delaware and “Navigating the Grocery Store Aisle: Understanding Non-GMO Labeling” from the University of Connecticut! We wish you great success and look forward to learning from your hard work.

Original story published by the eXtension Foundation; August 27, 2020.