Panhandle Extension Offices Opening During COVID-19 – Plans and Assistance

The County Extension offices in the Northwest Extension District have developed and are implementing county plans which include UF/IFAS Extension Guidelines for Safely Resuming County Extension Office Operations. (See Guidelines here)

The purpose of these guidelines are to provide and implement UF policy and procedure-based guidelines for resuming County Extension Office operations as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of Extension clientele, faculty, staff, and volunteers as we continue to deliver the UF/IFAS Extension mission.

Note: These guidelines change as events change due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic and its effects on the population.

Our Extension Agents are available for consultation at your local Extension office, we encourage clientele to contact the office for an appointment by email, or by calling.

Stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands!

Dr. Pete VergotNorthwest District Director

Extension Program Enhancement Guidelines for County Extension Faculty

These documents will help County Extension Faculty in developing strategies for Extension Program Enhancement.

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If you have questions contact your DED.

Leave Behind Materials when meeting with Elected Officials

There’s an old saying in Washington: “You’re only as effective as the paper you leave behind.” Translated into beyond-the-beltway- speak, this means that a successful lobbyist (professional or amateur) must write and leave behind documents that are clear, concise, and memorable. This best practices guide provides some recommendations about how to write advocacy documents that get read and not discarded.

Check out all the Best Practice Guides at http://www.land-grant.org/ but as your
team begins to form here’s a quick look at “what to leave behind” http://www.land-grant.org/docs/guides/LBM.pdf

Professional Development Mini-Grants 2013

Professional  Development Mini-Grants 2013

Please join me in congratulating the faculty from the Northwest Extension District in their successful  proposals selected for full funding for the Deans Professional Development   Mini Grants for 2013! A review team evaluated 54 applications, I encourage   you to continue to apply!

Faculty  – County

Amount of Award

 

 

Yolanda Goode –   Gadsden

 

$1,580

Ginny Hinton –   Santa Rosa

Ricki McWilliams   – Walton

Kristin Jackson –   Jefferson

Amanda Griffin –   Jackson

Shelley Swenson –   Wakulla

 

 

$2,310*

Amy Mullins –   Leon

 

$1,759

   *Team   award

2013 – EPAF – Northwest Extension Faculty are Association Service Award Winners

To: Northwest Extension Faculty

From: Pete Vergot, Northwest DED

Subject: Northwest Extension District Faculty EPAF Awards

I want to share with you all how proud I am as a District Extension Director to see the excellent recognition of our faculty by your peers across each of your professional associations. In addition to the many Program Awards we had a number of County Faculty that were recognized as Service Award Winners by each Association. Please join me in congratulating the faculty that are listed below.

 

2013 – EPAF – Faculty   Association Service Award Winners

 

Association / Award

County Faculty

FACAA   –  Achievement in Service

Libbie   Johnson

FACAA   –  Distinguished Service

Alex   Bolques

FACAA   –  Distinguished Service

Mike   Goodchild

FEAFCS   –   Distinguished Service

Elizabeth   Gorimani-Mundoma

FEAFCS   –  Continued Service

Shelley   Swenson