eXtension Benefits: Roles, Services and Tools for Every Extension Professional
Our flagship program, the Impact Collaborative is the main vehicle through which eXtension serves the Cooperative Extension System. eXtension Foundation also provides a national delivery infrastructure for the system.
Search for Information
This service allows you to search the resources provided by your Cooperative Extension Service using a Google Custom Search Engine that includes many of the Cooperative Extension web sites provided by your Land-Grant institutions.
Horizon Report for Cooperative Extension
Welcome to the first Extension Horizon Report! The report focus on trends, issues, and developments over the next five years (the near “horizon”). A team of 50 Extension professionals dedicated time as a panel to review materials and create the findings of the report. It is our hope that the Report:
- Serves as a guide for policy, training, and funding decision making
- Creates awareness around key trends, issues, and developments
- Increases future thinking in the Cooperative Extension system
Develop Ideas through the Impact Collaborative
A platform for Extension innovators and their collaborators
Impact Collaborative 2018
Designaton One is part of the Impact Collaborative, a multi-phase process designed to enable next-level Extension professionals. Designathon One is specifically focused on the early stages of a project, partnership, or program (or redirecting an existing one). If you are wondering “What can I do about this?” or “Will this work?” then Designathon One is for you!
The Impact Collaborative provides an innovative, structured, and supported process to create measurable local impact through projects and partnerships that address complex issues and leverage the broad resource expertise of the extension system [CES]. Learn more about the Impact Collaborative and its evolution…
Focus Areas for 2018
- Food Systems – Meet the program fellow, Melanie Weir| View the RFA
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Meet the program fellow, Shatomi Luster-Edwards | View the RFA
- Behavioral Health – Meet the program fellows Courtney Cuthbert and Jami Dellifield
Impact Collaborative Community of Practice. Group facilitators will be answering questions about the Impact Collaborative and Designathons using the Ask an Expert site.
Join a Community of Practice
What is a Community of Practice?
Communities of Practice are formed when a group of Extension Professionals wants to collaborate across state lines and nation-wide. A current list of eXtension Communities of Practice with a brief description and primary contact is located here.
- Communities of Practice Fact Sheet
- Collaborative Community of Practice
Get Your eXtension ID
To access many areas within eXtension, an eXtension ID is required.
Join Ask an Expert
Ask an Expert is an automated system where the general public asks questions and are routed to an agent or specialist to answer, depending on the topic.
Create and View Online Learning with eXtension Campus
The online campus of eXtension is the knowledge-to-action service that is an integral part of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System.
- Online Webinars – don’t need an eXtension ID.
- Education Articles – don’t need an eXtension ID.
- Catalog – catalog of educational opportunities offered through eXtension, the Cooperative Extension System, and its partner institutions.
- Professional Development – offers learning opportunities focused on professional development for employees of the Cooperative Extension System. eXtension ID required.
Publish through eXtension using Collaborative Work Space
eXtension’s collaborative and internal publishing work space. You can work on developing eXtension content for eXtension.org here as well as find and post administrative documents, news and events for your communities and networks. To begin working here, just use your eXtension ID to log in.
Learn through eXtension Webinars
eXtension provides a gateway to a variety of educational webinars presented by Cooperative Extension Service educators.