Is Twitter Worth Using in Extension?

Name: Eric Stafne            Twitter handle: @EStafne

#Followers: >750              #Followed: >450

#Tweets: >9,000               Engagement rate: ~2.5%

When I first heard about Twitter I thought it was a ridiculous, narcissistic invention. Who cares what anybody had for lunch or what asinine thing a pop star did? So, I resisted it and made excuses; mainly that it was not worth my time and I didn’t have time to spare for it. It wasn’t until 2011 that I broke down and started an account. …

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

So, You Think You Want an App?

small pinIn Extension, our jobs are to help people get information where and when they need it, to help them integrate research-based knowledge into their everyday lives. So, it makes sense that we have so many great ideas for mobile apps. Mobile apps help us reach clientele in the field (quite literally, in some cases), and share the most up-to-date data. Apps can be a great way for our Extension clients to store and track information (as with the 4-H Livestock