5 Tips for Creating YouTube Videos

This guest blog post was written by Amanda Christensen, Extension Associate Professor at Utah State University. Amanda serves the people in Morgan County, Utah with Family & Consumer Science and 4-H youth programs. She also regularly vlogs about personal finance on her YouTube Channel and contributes to the livewellutah.org blog. You can follow her on Twitter at @FamFinPro.


Since I started filming, editing and uploading Extension financial literacy videos to YouTube I have started receiving so many questions …

Cooperative Extension: Let’s go Live!

Our very own #EdTechLN member, Michele Walfred – Ag Communicator for the University of Delaware – has been an early adopter of live streaming technology. Michele uses Periscope to tell the behind the scenes story of Extension. Follow her on Twitter at @MWalfred


Live streaming video, facilitated by free mobile apps such as Periscope and Meerkat, are taking social media by storm. They pack potential as a unique way to market Cooperative Extension to new audiences.

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Learning Soft Skills the Hard Way

This guest blog post comes to us from Susan Hutton at Colorado State University. While completing her undergraduate degree in animal sciences, she realized her true calling was to help people tell their stories through compelling video. Susan was a newcomer to the world of multimedia. After completing several small projects in Extension communications, she was given her first major project. It stretched her camera, directing, and editing skills with tight scripts, multiple cameras, props, costumes, and the responsibility for