Engaging with the Research Community<br />2010                            Conference<br />Alexandra Stone<br />Debra Heleb...
Engaging with the Research Community<br />We’ll Address:<br />Including researchers as CoP leaders<br />Working with NIFA ...
	About<br />eXtension’s organic agriculture CoP<br />(launched January 2009)<br />Funded by USDA CSREES Integrated Organic...
	About<br />Organized into 4 Group Types:<br />Systems Groups<br />Dairy<br />Vegetables<br />Discipline Groups<br />18 di...
Including Researchers as CoP leaders<br />xx<br />xx<br />xx<br />xx<br />Photo Credit: Jim Riddle, University of Minnesot...
Working with NIFA programs<br />Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)<br />Sustainable Agriculture ...
Partnerships with Other Funding Agencies<br />Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)<br />…<br />Photo Credit: Daniell...
Webinar Series<br />Research/outreach                                  webinar series to 				  develop R/O community 		   ...
Example of Research Webinar<br />
Example of Public Webinar<br />
Providing ROGs with Workspace Tools<br />Documentation space<br />File sharing<br />Threaded Forum<br />Tasks / To-do list...
XX<br />XX<br />Photo Credit: Debra Heleba, University of Vermont<br />
XX<br />xx<br />Photo Credit: Karen and Frank Morton, Wild Garden Seed<br />
Discussion and Q&A<br />Thank you!<br />
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  • In some organic ag sectors (like dairy) little academic information exists. Organic agriculture still regarded as “fringe” and so held to higher standard.CoP certification by eXt
  • 2010e xtension engagingwithresearchcommunity

    1. 1. Engaging with the Research Community<br />2010 Conference<br />Alexandra Stone<br />Debra Heleba<br />
    2. 2. Engaging with the Research Community<br />We’ll Address:<br />Including researchers as CoP leaders<br />Working with NIFA programs<br />Partnering with research/ outreach funding agencies<br />Coordinating webinar series<br />Providing research/outreach groups with workspace tools<br />Group discussion!<br />Photo Credit: Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance<br />
    3. 3. About<br />eXtension’s organic agriculture CoP<br />(launched January 2009)<br />Funded by USDA CSREES Integrated Organic Program (now NIFA OREI), eXtension, others<br />700+ members<br />Extension educators, researchers, farmers, NGOs, certifiers, USDA<br />Use Drupal for Online Workspace<br />Wiki<br />Blog, Forum and Tasks<br />Image Galleries<br />
    4. 4. About<br />Organized into 4 Group Types:<br />Systems Groups<br />Dairy<br />Vegetables<br />Discipline Groups<br />18 disciplines including certification, economics, soils, pest management, marketing, etc.<br />Research and Outreach Groups (ROGs)<br />38+ work groups focusing on particular research, outreach, and/or education project. Some funded by USDA OREI.<br />Administrative Groups<br />14 admin groups provide functionality. Include Leadership Team, staff group, membership, outreach, fundraising, eXtension publishing team, etc.<br />Photo Credits: Lisa McCrory, Thomas Hawk, and Mark Schonbeck<br />
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    6. 6. Including Researchers as CoP leaders<br />xx<br />xx<br />xx<br />xx<br />Photo Credit: Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota<br />
    7. 7. Working with NIFA programs<br />Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)<br />Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)<br />[AFRI??]<br />Photo Credit: Lisa McCrory, Earthwise Farm and Forest<br />
    8. 8. Partnerships with Other Funding Agencies<br />Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)<br />…<br />Photo Credit: Danielle Treadwell, University<br />of Florida<br />
    9. 9. Webinar Series<br />Research/outreach webinar series to develop R/O community networking and collaboration<br />Public webinar series featuring researchers and researcher/practitioner partners as presenters<br />Photo Credit: Karen and Frank Morton, Wild Garden Seed<br />
    10. 10. Example of Research Webinar<br />
    11. 11. Example of Public Webinar<br />
    12. 12. Providing ROGs with Workspace Tools<br />Documentation space<br />File sharing<br />Threaded Forum<br />Tasks / To-do lists<br />Image gallery<br />Member list<br />Email list<br />Photo Credit: Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, University of Illinois Extension<br />
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    14. 14. XX<br />XX<br />Photo Credit: Debra Heleba, University of Vermont<br />
    15. 15. XX<br />xx<br />Photo Credit: Karen and Frank Morton, Wild Garden Seed<br />
    16. 16. Discussion and Q&A<br />Thank you!<br />

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