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Conference Name eXtension Provides Financial Information at Your Fingertips!

Judy Branch


The personal finance portion (www.extension.org/personal_finance)of the eXtension Web site includes learning lessons, calculation tools, nearly 1,000 frequently asked questions, current news, upcoming events and the opportunity for consumers to ask questions and receive answers from extension personal finance experts. eXtension is the Cooperative Extension System´s Web resource of current research-based information and education. eXtension is organized by communities of practice. Experts from across the country work together in specific topic areas.

The Financial Security for All community of practice includes more than 180 professionals working together to provide and review research-based and unbiased information and learning modules. They provide consumers information that can help them make sound financial decisions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These experts have provided an extensive library of ´frequently asked questions´ and volunteer to answer specific consumer questions within 48 hours.

eXtension is an educational partnership of more than 70 land grant universities helping Americans improve their lives with access to timely, objective, research-based information and educational opportunities. eXtension´s interactive Web resource, www.extension.org, is customized with links to local Cooperative Extension Web sites.

A large vertical window shade exhibit for eXtension Personal Finance from the Financial Security for All Community of Practice can stand on a table top or on the floor beside a small table offering handout materials to help Women in Agriculture find and use the website to the fullest advantage.


2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference