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Cooperative Extension as a Resource for the Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot


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Building Healthy Military Communities via partnership with the Cooperative Extension System

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Cooperative Extension as a Resource for the Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot

  1. 1. Cooperative Extension as a Resource for the Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot Keith G. Tidball, PhD 01 NOV 2016 1
  2. 2. What is Cooperative Extension? The word “cooperative” signals extension’s organizational structure as a formal partnership between USDA, land-grant colleges and universities, and state and county governments. US Congressman Francis Lever (South Carolina) US Senator Hoke Smith (Georgia) The Smith-Lever Act of 1914
  3. 3. 3 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
  4. 4. Access via Land Grant Universities • A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. • The original mission of these institutions was to teach agriculture, military tactics, and the mechanic arts as well as classical studies so that members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education. • There are 106 of them, and they have always been related to the military in some way. It is interesting to visualize them geographically, especially when also visualizing military installations. 4
  5. 5. Cooperative Extension 5 106 Land Grant UniversitiesMilitary Installations
  6. 6. Cooperative Extension 6 3,143 counties
  7. 7. Cooperative Extension New York State Military Installations New York State Cooperative Extension Locations 7
  8. 8. Cooperative Extension 8
  9. 9. Cooperative Extension as Force Multiplier 9 The potential of the Cooperative Extension Service and the land grant institutions to be a readily available force-multiplier for the Family Readiness mission area was recognized by leaders at the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture, and an MOU was signed between the two agencies to facilitate investment in developing, refining, and deploying the Cooperative Extension Service in the area of Family Readiness. How can Cooperative Extension serve as a force multiplier in the Total Force Fitness environment?
  10. 10. Examples of Cooperative Extension & Military Collaboration
  11. 11. Thank You! 11
  12. 12. Intro to CCB Training 12
  13. 13. Community Capacity Building Training - Fundamentals 13 • Overview • Community Action & Change • Becoming a CCB Organization • Results Focused Planning
  14. 14. Community Capacity Building Training - Advanced 14 • Community Assessment • Strengthening Formal Systems through Collaboration • Mobilizing Informal Networks • Engaging Military Leaders • Monitoring Results & Activities • Sustaining Desired Results
  15. 15. Intro to CCB Training 15 Available to any individual or organization Easy to use, self- directed Available 24-7
  16. 16. Intro to CCB Training CEUs not yet available… 16