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  Sowing the Seeds of Change: Informing Public Policy in the Economic Research Service of the USDA
The second category of service is the development of secondary data and analysis, often presented in the form of indicators and accounts, such as those found in USDA Situation and Outlook reports.
It is essential that USDA ensure that the supplier has an understanding of the policy context for research and information and apprise contractors of developments in policy over the lifetime of the award.
USDA reports and analysis were developed to provide farmers with market information similar to that available to purchasers of their commodities.
www.nap.edu /readingroom/books/sowing_seeds   (5706 words)

  Cooperative extension service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cooperative extension service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States that is designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives.
The service is provided by the state's designated land-grant universities.
In most states the educational offerings are in the areas of agriculture and food, home and family, the environment, community economic development, and youth and 4-H. The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the USDA administers funding for Smith Lever Act services in cooperation with state and county governments and land-grant universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extension_Service_of_the_USDA   (262 words)

 ERS/USDA Data - Trends in Extension Staffing
One indicator of the level of Extension activities is the allocation of personnel.
Total Extension staffing data are presented in terms of full-time equivalent staff (FTEs) for the 48 contiguous U.S. States and for 4 major regions for the 1977-97 time period.
Extension information and activities in the natural resource area are likely to have a more public good nature, benefiting society beyond individual producers.
www.ers.usda.gov /data/extension   (591 words)

More generally, extension's role in WWI helped it expand its reputation as an educational entity to one that also emphasized service for individuals, organizations, and the Federal Government.
One of the goals of eXtension is to develop a coordinated, Internet-based information system where customers will have round-the-clock access to trustworthy, balanced views of specialized information and education on a wide range of topics.
The ability to provide content to eXtension is limited to individuals closely associated with the Cooperative Extension System (either those working at a land-grant institution U.S. government personnel affiliated with cooperative extension), or individuals in extension-related organizations working on projects with cooperative extension staff.
www.csrees.usda.gov /qlinks/extension.html   (1543 words)

 National Center for Home Food Preservation | NCHFP Publications
The Cooperative Extension System (CES) and USDA have a long history of being recognized as credible sources for science-based recommendations; however, a recent survey by the Center revealed that USDA and the CES were no longer being cited as primary sources of instructions for home canning and freezing.
The USDA and Extension Service do not have large recognition as the cited source, although it is possible that family, friends, cookbooks and manufacturers are using the same instructions.
The Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
www.uga.edu /nchfp/papers/2003/03iftsymposium.html   (1258 words)

 Cooperative Research
USDA advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations.
Cooperative Extension Service offices are conveniently located in courthouses, post offices, or other local government buildings to improve the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and agriculture enterprises.
Extension experts focus on, among other subjects, food safety and quality, plight of young children, revitalizing rural America, sustainable agriculture, and waste management.
www.usda.gov /wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navid=COOPRES_EXTSERVS&parentnav=EDUCATION_OUTREACH&navtype=RT   (159 words)

 9000 USDA Program Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The office ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for USDA customers and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.
Through the Agricultural Research Service; the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; the Economic Research Service; and the National Agricultural Statistics Service, REE provides research, analysis, and data to benefit consumers and promote agricultural prosperity and sustainable agricultural practices.
Toward this end, AMS works closely with the Foreign Agricultural Service in international marketing; with the Farm Service Agency on strategic domestic marketing; and with the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services mission area; National Agricultural Statistics Service; and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service on outreach and education.
www.ocio.usda.gov /records/016/osec_files.html   (11991 words)

 Assisting Poland in Transition
An Extension Service-USDA team, led by ES Administrator Myron Johnsrud, met in 1990 with key officials in Poland's Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural leaders from Rural Solidarity, the Sejm (Poland's Parliament), and the Church Agricultural Committee, as well as regional and local agriculturalists and private farmers.
Poland's Extension system was held in low esteem because it had served the Party and government, favoring state farms over private farms in the provision of new technology and physical inputs.
In terms of direct Extension programming, farm visits and consultations have greatly increased and local agribusinesses are becoming regular clients of the Agricultural Advisory Service.
www.joe.org /joe/1993summer/intl1.html   (1139 words)

 FR Doc 03-29761
Geospatial Extension Specialist positions are located within the regular Cooperative Extension Service (CES) structure in each participating state, and provide technical support to CES agents and clients (as do other extension specialists).
Because Geospatial Extension Specialists are intended to provide meaningful assistance to users within the state, the applications they choose to address should be of high priority for a reasonably large group to insure relevance, visibility and impact.
Any extension of time shall be conditioned upon prior request by the awardee and approval in writing by the CSREES ADO, unless prescribed otherwise in the terms and conditions of award.
a257.g.akamaitech.net /7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-29761.htm   (8190 words)

 ARS : Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide
The FOIA provides for extensions of initial time limits under unusual circumstances, which are defined as (1) the need to search for and collect records from separate offices; (2) the need to examine a voluminous amount of records required by the request; and (3) the need to consult with another agency or agency component.
The FOIA Service Center is the first place a FOIA requester can contact to seek information concerning the status of their FOIA request and information about the agency’s FOIA response.
Any concerns about the service a requester has received from the Service Center can be addressed to the FOIA Public Liaison.
www.ars.usda.gov /Services/docs.htm?docid=1398   (1523 words)

 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics: Fred Woods: Lifetime achievement award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
He has served as a legislative analyst, an extension specialist, a researcher, an administrator, and a policy advisor for both U.S. and foreign governments and as a national program leader for public policy research and extension education in the United States.
As the USDA spokesman for agricultural tax matters, he frequently advised U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service officials and congressional committee staffs on the impacts of federal tax proposals on agriculture.
He directed the extension system's response to a congressionally mandated evaluation of social and economic consequences of extension educational programs carried out in the late 1970s, and he coordinated a national effort to conceive, design, and implement an improved accountability and evaluation system for the extension system in the early 1980s.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4051/is_200208/ai_n9128772   (855 words)

 NACo | Ralph Tabor Extension Fellowship program re-examined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ten former NACo Fellows, USDA Cooperative Extension Service administrators, as well as leaders from NACo’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee met last month to discuss the future of NACo’s Extension Fellowship program.
The Ralph Tabor Extension Fellowship program was the brainchild of Ralph Tabor, NACo’s legislative director for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Myron Johnsrud, director of Cooperative Extension Service.
Tabor and Johnsrud believed the joint sponsorship of the program could play a role in linking county government and Extension in new ways, including linking NACo and USDA staff. Sherry Teachout Glenn, Iowa State University Extension, is the current fellow.
www.countynews.org /CountyNewsTemplate.cfm?template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=17861   (219 words)

 02.04.10.X2 - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service - USDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is the education, outreach and research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that partners with the states.
CSREES thus serves as the federal partner of the nationwide system of agricultural research and cooperative extension, which includes 74 state and territorial land-grant colleges, including the District of Columbia, and staffs in nearly all of the counties and parishes in the United States.
The office is responsible for distributing funds appropriated by Congress for extension, research and education to the states and territories and for assuring that these funds are utilized for the purposes intended by Congress.
aghr.tamu.edu /xrules/020410x2.htm   (359 words)

 NASULGC : Board on Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Cooperative Extension Section represents the directors and administrators of member Extension organizations in their collective dealing with other units of CFERR, the Association, with federal agencies, with organizations, and with the public.
The Cooperative Extension System is a publicly funded, nonformal educational system that links the educational and research resources and activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension System (CSREES), seventy-four 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities, thirty 1994 institutions, and approximately 3,150 county administrative units.
The Cooperative Extension System’s stated mission is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work.
www.nasulgc.org /cferr/board_on_agric/coop_extensions.htm   (154 words)

 PAT Audio-Visual Loan Materials - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Extension work is a cooperative program of Oregon State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Oregon counties.
Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials -- without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability - as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.ippc.orst.edu /pat/study-mat/lib1.htm   (1782 words)

 Access to Extension and Experiment Station Publications
Cooperative Extension Services Gardening Publications — Horticultural extension resources arranged state.
Extension Information about Alternatives — links to Extension Guidesheets prepared by extension agents around the country, organized by topic.
Extension Forestry — "Best Extension Forestry Sites in the US" compiled by About.com, which provides links to many state sites which include publications.
usain.org /extensionpubs.html   (462 words)

 Urban Community Gardens: Funding
Be sure to look for local businesses, gardening associations, nurseries and cooperative extensions in your area who may offer support.
Many types of support concerning community gardening projects and sustainable agriculture stem from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
USDA: State Partners of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
www.mindspring.com /~communitygardens/funds.html   (735 words)

 USDA - Cooperative State Research and Extension Service (CSREES) No Cost Extensions
The USDA Cooperative State Research and Extension Service (CSREES) is concerned that recipients are not submitting requests for no-cost extensions within the time frame required by USDA.
Current USDA policy requires recipients to submit requests for no-cost extensions to the USDA Authorized Departmental Officer (USDA Grants Officer) at least 30 days before the grant expires.
Because UCR investigators submitted two requests for no-cost extensions after the grant periods had expired, USDA has asked us to caution Principal Investigators that "any future requests submitted after the expiration of the award may be denied by USDA unless extenuating circumstances of a very exceptional nature are presented."
www.ora.ucr.edu /ORA/Announce/3an37.htm   (285 words)

 TAEX Basics by Greg Moses
As part of the movement, a national network was established of Cooperative Extension Services that would combine the resources of federal, state, and county agencies to "extend" the latest scientific discoveries for the improvement of everyday life.
Thus were born the "extension services," administered in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with state headquarters established in nearly every case upon traditional white campuses in the land grant network, and home offices in nearly every county in the nation.
Black county agents in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas filed class action law suits that were nearly simultaneous and based around the same complaints--that the extension services were continuing to practice blatant segregation in the administration of their duties.
pages.prodigy.net /gmoses/tcrr/taex.htm   (805 words)

 HIA Radon Action Month
Other partners can include your county Extension offices, the state radon contact, American Lung Associations, local affiliates of the National Safety Council, and local members of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (visit their website at: www.aarst.org) who may also be available for help.
With assistance from the State Radon Directors and/or State Extension Partners, teachers in the participating classrooms or clubs are asked to aid the students in the development of the artwork.
Hold an awards ceremony at newspaper office or County Extension Office or hold a reception for all the school winners and teachers in the county with a formal award to the winner.
healthyindoorair.org /Radon_Poster_Contest2005.htm   (1618 words)

 USDA State Cooperative Extension Service Regulations
Service provides equal opportunity in employment to each individual
Cooperative Extension Service but does not apply to employees provided
A university conducting a Cooperative Extension Service will be in
www.usdoj.gov /crt/cor/byagency/usdasces.htm   (1178 words)

 FDA/CFSAN Apple Cider Food Safety Control Workshop - Extramural Food Safety Research and Education Funded by USDA
As the principal in-house research component of USDA, ARS provides the scientific expertise needed to support the work of most of the Department's action and regulatory agencies and other Federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, some components within the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Interior.
The Cooperative Extension Service, at State and local levels, uses USDA research results in education, technology transfer, and information dissemination.
CRIS is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry.
vm.cfsan.fda.gov /~comm/cidwbert.html   (1620 words)

 Welcome to the Hawai'i Water Quality Program Homepage!
The WQ Extension at the University of Hawaii, CTAHR is a public education and outreach program emphasizing the protection of Hawaii's water resources, including water for drinking, domestic use, irrigation, industry, recreation and natural marine and freshwater ecosystems.
We are part of a national water quality extension program within the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service of the USDA, and coordinate our activities with national and regional partners.
Cooperative Extension Service programs, conducted in cooperation with the U. Department of Agriculture, are provided to the people of Hawaii without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
www.ctahr.hawaii.edu /wq   (148 words)

 Agriculture Hotlists -- The Biggies
USDA Cooperative Research, Education and Extension Service Gopher
Extension Service, USDA -- Provides access to reports from the Economic Research Service and includes Situation and Outlook Reports for individual agricultural products.
National Agricultural Library -- The NAL is a part of USDA's Agricultural Research Service and one of four national libraries in the United States.
www.oneglobe.com /agriculture/biggyhot.html   (533 words)

 ForestryUSA.com: Federal Government - Forest Service, USDA, national park service, land management, forestry, careers, ...
The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
CSREES expands the research and higher education functions of the former Cooperative State Research Service and the education and outreach functions of the former Extension Service.
We are part of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, located in Seattle, WA and Corvallis, OR.
www.forestryusa.com /federal.htm   (415 words)

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