FCS News Update - March 29, 2021

Chair Chris Watkins, Cornell University, presided at the virtual ECOP Spring Meeting last week. Annual Work Plans by all ECOP standing committees were ratified. The 15-member, national policy-making body endorsed the work of the ECOP 4-H Leadership Committee's National Crisis Communications Playbook for the 4-H System. After reviewing the most recent draft, ECOP voted to have the ECOP Health Innovation Task Force proceed to vet the Cooperative Extension Framework for Health and Well-being at the National Health Outreach Conference (NHOC) in May. At its core, the new framework establishes "Health Equity". Speaking of NHOC...


2021 National Health Outreach Conference Update - This year's NHOC will be held virtually May 3-7, 2021. With the theme of The Grand Challenge: Building a Healthy Future for All, there will be sessions related to health equity, effective behavior-change messaging, policy system and environmental change, health behavior, and pandemic response programming. Keynote speakers, concurrent and posters sessions will be relevant for professionals who address health, nutrition, youth development, workforce development, and human development. See https://cvent.me/Ygg1N0 for additional details about the conference and note that early registration ends April 2, 2021.
Feeding the Economy Report Released - A coalition of agriculture groups has released Feeding the Economy, a study on the role of agriculture in the U.S. economy. According to the study, one-fifth of the nation’s economy and one-quarter of American jobs are linked to the food and agriculture sectors, either directly or indirectly. Key findings include:
▪ 40,714,808 total jobs
▪ $2.04 trillion total wages
▪ $797.22 billion total taxes
▪ $155.58 billion exports
▪ $6.975 trillion total food and industry economic impact

Military Family Readiness Academy Capstone - The Military Family Readiness Academy draws to a close with this Capstone event on Wednesday, March 31 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET. Resilience and recovery for military families depends on the social connection and collaborations existing within their communities. Service providers and Extension Educators are critical actors in making connections and forging collaborations to address family and community needs. Registration is free and results continuing education credits are available. Please share this link https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/92165 widely!

FANR FOCUS News Subscription - Doug Steele, APLU VP of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR), routinely sends a recurring FANR FOCUS update to provide timely, relevant information and action items to the membership of the Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR) and its member boards and sections. A few highlights from last week:
  -  Eddie Gouge's Virtual Retirement Celebration March 30, 2021 at 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET)
  -  Call for Nominations for the APLU Food Systems Leadership Award 
  - Joint COPs Summer Meeting Schedule
  - SAVE THE DATE: Register here: Earth Day April 22, 2021 at 3:00-4:30 p.m. (ET)
Extension Directors and Administrators with interest in receiving FOCUS should contact Suzette Robinson at [email protected] to subscribe.

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