Energy Independence, Bioenergy Generation and Environmental Sustainability:
Program AreaHuman Dimensions of Sustainable Agriculture
ProjectsEffective Outreach for a New Wisconsin Agriculture
Bioenergy and Community Participation
An Analysis of Environmental Management Approaches with Six Midwestern Dairy Farms
Reducing Pesticide Use and Risk in Urban Landscapes
University of Wisconsin Extension
A National Facilitation Project of the National Integrated Water Quality Program
For more information on this project, please go to the project website: http://clean-water.uwex.edu/nfpbioenergy/.
Jeff Mullins, firstname.lastname@example.org, Project Outreach Specialist, Environmental Resources Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robin Shepard, email@example.com; co-Project Investigator, North Central Cooperative Extension Association
Gerald Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org; co-Project Investigator, Assoc. Dean, Extension Programs and Outreach, Iowa State University
Summary of Project
The NFP project is a collaborative response by states within the North Central Region to develop training and professional development programs on bioenergy and sustainability for Extension professionals and public officials.
We are developing pilot training programs in the North Central region that will provide a foundation for the development of a national response to sustainability and bioenergy issues.
Project components include:
Stage One: Assessment of Current Programming and Training Needs
In order to understand current Extension involvement in bioenergy and sustainability programming in the North Central Region, we conducted an inventory of Extension personnel in two program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Community Resource Development. The inventory was developed by project staff in conjunction with the North Central Cooperative Extension Association and NC Program Directors. The inventory and summary report are available on the project website: http://clean-water.uwex.edu/nfpbioenergy/.
The inventory included questions on three topics:
Stage Two: Establishment of a Curriculum Design Team
The Curriculum Design Team (CDT) provides expertise to identify training needs and support the development of training programs and curriculum materials.
The Curriculum Design Team (CDT) will:
Stage Three: Develop Prototype Training Programs and Curriculum materials
The first training workshop is tentatively set for winter 2010.
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