New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE)

About NTAE

New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) is a grant from USDA-NIFA in partnership with Oklahoma State University is in its fourth year beginning on September 1st, 2022. The Foundation is supporting competitively selected Extension programs aligned with USDA and Extension Committe on Organization and Policy (ECOP) strategic goals/priority program areas. Programs receive  funding and support from the Extension Foundation for one full year.

Over the course of one year, the project leader and team are coached to identify new possibilities and strengthen their planned impact. Each team receives additional support to create materials and experiences that engage Extension resources to speed development and generate a change where it is desired. The full value of this program is in the accelerator experience. Awardees can expect robust and productive interaction with a group of catalysts and key informants in a mentoring role to help you and your team grow professionally over the course of a one- year partnership.

Depending on the type of project, there is up to $60K in Fellowships available, and all projects receive support from Extension Foundation Catalysts, Coaches, and Key Informants. Catalysts are experienced Cooperative Extension Administrators that provide mentorship and guidance to projects, and Key Informants have subject matter expertise across areas such as publishing, evaluation, partner development, leadership and team development, project management, marketing, and more. Projects have access to these resources to advance their projects.

Through NTAE, the Extension Foundation provides a set of services most projects rarely have access to. The services that create deeper impact, greater leverage for impact and greater sustainability for the project. These services in collaboration with the great ideas and planned projects make for extended successes and sustainability of projects. By the end of one year, our goal is for programs to become stronger, better-resourced, and more easily adopted or adapted by others across the Cooperative Extension system to serve the needs of people and communities.

New Technologies for AG Extension

Activate & Accelerate Early Stage, High Potential Cooperative Extension Projects

Available to All Land-Grant Universities


Projects Served, 2019-2023

New Technologies for Ag Extension has served 72 Extension programs and leaders since 2019 including all Regional Rural Development Centers. Funding includes $1.1M directly to ECOP Program Action Teams, $1M to competitively selected projects. Our work in partnership with these projects has unleashed new funding, expanded resources and partnerships and returned projects back to their institutions stronger and ready to deepen community impact.

All Rural Development Centers, Fall Listening Sessions
Auburn University, Alabama Master Naturalist and Underserved Communities
College of Menominee Nation & the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Cornell University, The 4-H Pathways Project and ECOP 4-H Program Action Team
Cornell University, The African American Experience: Cultural Competency and Capacity in Extension Executive Leadership
Delaware State University, Pollution Prevention and Wastewater Phytoremediation Using an Algal Turf Platform for Improving Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Delaware.
Extension Committee on Organization & Policy, Health Program Action Team
Extension Committee on Organization & Policy, Urban Program Action Team
Extension Committee on Organization & Policy, Workforce Program Action Team
Iowa State University, Building Sustainability for ¡Salir Adelante! Caminos a Nuestro Futuro
Kansas State University, Development of an Application States Can Use to Provide Info. on Food Safety Regulations for Direct to Consumer Food Sales
Langston University, Reimagining InterConnectivity Between Langston University and Selected OK Historical Black Towns: Model for Expanding Diversity and Opportunities in Food and Agriculture
Lincoln University, Show Me How Resource Library
Mississippi State University, Building Grantsmanship Capacity in Underserved Communities
Nebraska Indian Community College, Using Animated Pollinator Video to Educate Underserved Populations
New Mexico State University, A New Ninja Kitchen: Food Safety for Youth
North Carolina State University, A Program Team for Multimedia IPM Outreach
North Carolina State University, Bridging the GAPS: Approaches for Treating Water On-Farm
North Carolina State University, Building Capacity to Address Broadband Access and Digital Skills in NC Cooperative Extension
North Carolina State University, Creating a Food Safety Consortium: A Multi-State Effort to Support Customers, Home-based Businesses and Retailers
North Carolina State University, The Juntos Program: Building Common Measures for National Sustainability
Northeastern Regional Center for Rural Development, National Extension Tourism Network
Oklahoma State University, High Plain Alternative Crops Conference
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Master Irrigator Program
Oregon State University, Equipping Western Rangeland Managers to Create Land Management Plans
Oregon State University, Oregon State University Extension Fire Program
Pennsylvania State University, Promotion of Penn State Extension: Utilizing Cooking Demonstrations to Encourage Healthy Dietary Practices
Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension & the National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC), Mass Media & Pollinator Stewardship
Southern Rural Development Center & ECOP Broadband Program Action Team, National Digital Education Extension Team (NDEET)
Southern Rural Development Center, and ECOP DEI Program Action Team, Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU)
Southern University, SU JAGriculture – Emergency Preparedness
Tuskegee University, Creating a Multi-State Meat Consortium for Producers
University of Arizona, An Extension Implementation Toolkit for the Diabetes Prevention Program
University of California Integrated Pest Management Center, Artificial Intelligence Chatbot
University of California-Davis, Increasing Equity-driven Approaches to Food Preservation Programming in California
University of Connecticut, Navigating the Grocery Store Aisle: Understanding Non-GMO Labels
University of Delaware, Strengthening Health, Resilience, and Farm Vitality through Online Forums.
University of Florida, Climate Smart Landscaping
University of Georgia, The National Center for Home Food Preservation and Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Search
University of Illinois, Building a Culture of Composting in Greater Chicagoland
University of Illinois, Developing a Sustainable Model for Community Engaged Dissemination of Health Research to Benefit the Public
University of Illinois, Developing Climate Relevant Content for Extension Programs
University of Illinois, Interoperability Challenges in AgTech
University of Kentucky, Female Equestrian Health and Wellness Network
University of Maryland, Intergenerational Digital Support for Maryland Growers
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Coordination, Capacity Building and Community Engagement to Expand Extension in Springfield, MA
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Well and Septic Class
University of Minnesota, Nourish and Flourish
University of Minnesota, Watershed Education Planning (WEP) Hub
University of Missouri, Home Internet Adoption: Digital Ambassador Program
University of Missouri, Program Evaluation for Farm and Ranch Stress and Suicide Prevention
University of Missouri, The Future of Mentorship: Creating Pathways for Professional Mentorship within Cooperative Extension
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Pesticide Safety Training for Nebraska Online
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Weather-Ready Farms
University of Nevada, Heart and Hope Family Violence Prevention Program
University of New Hampshire, UNH Engagement Hub
University of the District of Columbia, Project Demeter
Utah State University, Box Elder Jr Livestock Course
Utah State University, Developing and Testing Confidence-building Challenge Activities for Youth in After-School Settings
Utah State University, Remote Online Initiative
Utah State University, Wildlife Across America (WAA): Supporting Stakeholder and Community Connections and Needs
Virginia Tech, Community Learning Through Data Driven Discovery: Barriers to Rural Health
Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
West Virginia State University, WV Coalfields Trail Town Program
West Virginia University, Cultural Competency for Municipalities
West Virginia University, My Hometown is Cool
West Virginia University, Seeing Yourself in the Future – Career Readiness Program
West Virginia University, WVU Financial Literacy Education Program
Western Rural Development Center, National Extension Climate Initiative and ECOP Climate Program Action Team

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