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Products of the new eXtension (4/4/2016)

In the past year, eXtension has transitioned itself to provide greater support to Extension professionals. One way that eXtension is providing support is launching the i-Three Corps. The NDSU Extension Service was fortunate to have had two i-Three Issue Corps teams selected in a national competition to participate and focus on issues, innovation and impact (the three “I”s). At the National eXtension conference in March in San Antonio, the first cohort of the i-Three Issue Corps started their work on climate and food systems. NDSU Extension’s teams are listed below.

eXtension Trolley TeamForks Mobile Market and Education Trolley:  The trolley will take hands-on agricultural and nutrition information to Grand Forks locations throughout the summer and will be featured at Stable Days Youth Ranch to demonstrate the value of local foods for health.

Pictured left to right: Molly Soeby, FCS Extension Agent, Grand Forks County and Extension Parent Educator; Caryl Lester of the Town Square Farmers Market in Grand Forks; and Glenn Muske, Rural and Agribusiness Enterprise Development Specialist

 

eXtension Compost TeamKids, Compost, Crops and Consumption: This project will increase youth involvement in the food cycle. Students will learn the basics of livestock and crop production, how to turn raw manure into compost and how to make nutritious food choices.

Pictured left to right: Todd Weinmann, Horticulture Extension Agent, Cass County; Kelcey Hoffman, ANR Extension Agent, Cass County; Nikki Johnson, Area Community Health and Nutrition Specialist;  Mary Berg, Area Livestock Environmental Management Specialist; Alicia Harstad, ANR Extension Agent, Stutsman County.

This project will increase youth involvement in the food cycle. Students will learn the basics of livestock and crop production, how to turn raw manure into compost, and how to make nutritious food choices.

Also at the conference, Bob Bertsch and Becky Koch led a workshop on “Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Planning Communications for Maximum Impact” and shared information about the Virtual Communications Camp that is being supported with an eXtension innovation grant.

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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