Archive for June, 2009

REMINDER: JUNE 10 Deadline for Abstract and Presentations for 2009 eXtension National Conference

Mark your calendars! The 2009 eXtension National Conference will be held in St. Louis MO October 20-23 and we are looking for members of Institutional Teams, county staff, specialists and faculty, as well as CoP members to present abstracts about eXtension implementation at state and local level, effective use of eXtension tools and techniques, CoP successes and strategies, and other key topics for roundtable discussions.

General conference information can be found at:

Abstracts are due by JUNE 10, 2009 and information about submission and the submission forms can be found at:

Please note that eXtension will reimburse the conference registration fee ($225) to the lead author/presenter of each presented abstract!

If you have questions please contact:
Carla Craycraft, Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair


eXtension Reaches Milestone: 10,000 eXtension ID Holders

As of June 4, 2009, more than 10,000 of all approximately 15,000 Cooperative Extension Service professionals had eXtension IDs. We’re working to increase that number to 100 percent!

One of the first steps to being fully engaged with the eXtension initiative is to create this eXtension ID. By doing so you’ll be allowed to work in the eXtension collaborative space, you can become a member of one of nearly 40 Communities of Practice, and you’ll be registered to receive routine email updates on the initiative.

If you don’t have your ID yet, it’s a simple process! Just go to and you’ll be taken to the registration page.

Encourage your friends and colleagues in Cooperative Extension to do so today!