Making and Tinkering in 4-H

If you’ll be in Portland next week attending the NAE4-HA Conference you won’t want to miss my session I’m doing with some of the most incredible Extension innovators from across the county. Here are all the details:


Making and Tinkering in 4-H

Session at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference

October 27, 2015, 01:00PM – 02:15PM, Broadway 4


Making and tinkering have tremendous potential to elevate what 4-H does well, providing experiential and inquiry-based learning opportunities, with a …

Podcasts in Extension

After our recent #EdTechLN tweet-up on Podcasting, I decided to search out all of the Extension podcasts I could find. Here they are (in no particular order):

Working Differently in Extension with Bob Bertsch (2011-Present)
This podcast, hosted by Bob Bertsch, NDSU Agriculture Communications, is a discussion of how cooperative extension professionals can work differently to be more effective in the new communications environment.

Farm & Family Radio with Amy Taylor (2015-Present)
Farm and Family features interviews with Extension

Start live streaming now, Extension

Right now, mobile live streaming is the hip new thing.

Meerkat was all the rage at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas and recently, Twitter confirmed its acquisition of Periscope, which is rumored to be a direct competitor.

Of course you are wondering, “What is mobile live streaming?” And, “What is all the hype about?”

Great questions, but the ones I often hear are, “How will Extension stay relevant in the 21st Century?” and “How …

Digital Photography Has Transformed Extension…

…But we’re still not doing it right.

This is a guest post written by Paul McKenzie, an Ag Extension Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. He teaches educational programs in forestry, horticulture, pesticide education, and field crops. You can follow him at @pgmckenzie on Twitter.

Since I started with Extension almost 20 years ago, there has been a transformation in the way we take and use photos. Photography used to require a budget for film and processing, storage …