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From Plant to Plate: Benefits of Farm to School Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

There are many farm-to-school programs, at the national, state, and regional level. The overarching objectives of these programs are uniform; to incorporate...

Annette Marchbanks, Liverpool Central School District

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 17, 2016

Annette is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Food Service Management and Nutrition. She also has a graduate degree in...

The California Drought: Everybody’s Business

  If you ate your five servings (or more) of vegetables or snacked on a handful of walnuts or grapes today, chances are they all grew somewhere in...

Salmonella and Backyard Chickens

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: December 14, 2015

Outbreaks in humans of Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, linked to live poultry in backyard flocks continue to occur. In an outbreak occurring during...

Polar Vortex, California Drought, Alaskan Heat Wave, Climate Change: What’s With the Weird Weather?

Updated: November 16, 2015

Will “polar vortex” top the charts as 2014’s Word of the Year? Most Americans had probably never heard the term for the strong, frigid winds that normally...

Jack Whittier

Beef Cattle Updated: November 04, 2015

Dr. Jack C. Whittier is an Extension Beef Specialist and Associate Professor at Colorado State University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1979 and a...

Keep the Happy in Your Winter Holidays: Stay Warm and Safe

Most of us look forward to the fall and winter holidays as times for celebrating, feasting, homecoming, and gathering, connecting with our deepest...

Migrant Farm Workers: Our Nation's Invisible Population

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated: October 05, 2015

By Eduardo González, Jr., State Diversity Specialist, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Farm workers in United StatesBetween 1 and 3 million migrant...

Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E): Creating Jobs, Building Community

Updated: September 29, 2015

 “The people have spoken. Let’s make these projects into priorities.” *When established businesses stagnate, fail, downsize, or relocate elsewhere,...

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Current and Looming Challenge

Family Caregiving Creating Healthy Communities Updated: September 23, 2015

The scope of the challenge A new report estimates that the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease will triple in coming decades, both globally and in the U.S.,...

Virtual Economics: Bitcoin and Beyond

The myriad voices publicly explaining, debating, arguing, sniping, and prognosticating about the future of the new digital “cryptocurrency”  Bitcoin,...

Arsenic in Your Drinking Water?

Drinking Water and Human Health Updated: September 06, 2015

Wherever you live, if you drink from a private well, get your water testedArsenic: colorless, tasteless, odorless, ubiquitous in nature, a favored homicidal...

Exercise Not Only Prevents Falls, But May Protect Elders Who Do Fall from Serious Injuries

One in three Americans age 65 or older suffers a fall each year, and as many as 30 percent of those who fall sustain moderate-to-severe injuries.Fall...

Tabitha McCoy, MS, MFLN Family Development

Updated: August 21, 2015

Tabitha McCoy, MS earned her Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Valdosta State University and is currently the Social Media and Webinar...

Christina Rackley Herron, MS, MFLN Family Development

Updated: August 21, 2015

Christina Rackley Herron, MS, was hired by the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration area as a web design & blog specialist....

How Extension Can Serve The Maker Movement

Updated: August 04, 2015

 Extension was created over a century ago in part to help the American people progress through a wildly changing time—the industrial revolution. Today, we...

AVIAN INFLUENZA – How Will It Affect Me?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: June 10, 2015

Avian influenza has hit the American egg and turkey industries hard in the last few months with over 45 million chickens and turkeys killed. Several backyard...

Tisa Hill, Cornell University

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: June 01, 2015

With backgrounds in Women’s Studies, Public Health, and community engagement, my research and programmatic interests focus on strengthening the health and...

Jacquie Jacob

Small and Backyard Flocks Ag Zone Updated: May 19, 2015

Jacquie is a poultry Extension associate at the University of Kentucky and works with all types of poultry production from backyard flocks to large...

Anne Mims Adrian, Auburn University

Network Literacy Updated: May 18, 2015

Anne is an eXtension Associate Director and the New Programs Leader for with the Military Families Learning Network. She is housed at Auburn University and...

Kyle L. Kostelecky

Updated: May 18, 2015

Kyle is the Project Director for the Military Families Learning Network and Director of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher...

Kacy Mixon-MFLN Family Development

Updated: May 16, 2015

Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Dept. at Valdosta State University where she teaches and provides clinical...

Kimberly Hile, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: May 07, 2015

Kimberly, Ed.M., has worked in the field of early intervention for 11 years as both a service coordinator and developmental therapist. She gained a greater...

Robyn DiPietro-Wells, MFLN Family Development Early Intervention

Network Literacy Updated: April 22, 2015

I have worked with children as long as I can remember both formally and informally.  I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (1999) from the...

Molly Herndon

Personal Finance Updated: April 16, 2015

Molly earned a B.S. in Journalism from Appalachian State University and a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from North Carolina State...

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