2024 Program Center Stage
An Extension Foundation Professional Development series

The Program Center Stage will highlight programs from across the system including current and past New Technologies from Ag Extension projects, Impact Collaborative projects, National programs like EXCITE, and more on the 4th Mondays of each month at 2 PM ET. Each month, we will update the information below for which program will be centerstage! This series is open to anyone that would like to attend. Membership in the Extension Foundation is not required to participate. 

2024 Schedule

January 22 2024 Extension Foundation Welcome & Update
February 26 Building Sustainability for Salir Adelante Caminos a Nuestro Futuro
March 25 EXCITE Partnerships and Outreach: VT & VSU 
April 22 Climate PAT Update
June 24 Alabama Master Naturalist and Underserved Communities
July 22 Creating a Composting Culture
August 26 TBA
September 23 TBA
October 28 Increasing Equity-driven Approaches to Food Preservation Programming in California


April Program Center Stage: Climate Mitigation, Resiliency, and Adaptation: Updates from the Climate Program Action Team (PAT)
April 22nd, 2024 2:00 - 300 PM ET  


Join us for an informative session to hear updates from the Climate Program Action Team (PAT) leaders. Discover the latest initiatives led by the Climate PAT, focusing on strengthening collaborations within the Cooperative Extension System to address climate change insights from the Climate Convening. With a mission to enhance Extension's capacity in climate adaptation and mitigation, the PAT prioritizes Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food Systems, Climate-Resilient Communities, and Ecosystem Services. The Climate PAT engages in system-wide action planning, forging partnerships, and advocating for climate solutions.

You’ll hear insights from the Climate Convening, a gathering by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and Climate PAT.  Leaders from across Cooperative Extension convened to tackle a fundamental query: "How can we mobilize the U.S. Cooperative Extension system to swiftly and effectively contribute to climate change solutions?" Throughout the Convening, participants embarked on a journey to fortify the climate-focused network within Cooperative Extension, culminating in the development of comprehensive climate action outcomes for Extension. As we reflect on the accomplishments of the Climate Convening, we extend an invitation to join us in outlining the next steps for the Climate PAT.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore Cooperative Extension's role in fostering a sustainable and resilient future.













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