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Conference Name Tour eXtension’s Interactive Web Resources!

Judy Branch


Participants will learn from a fast moving Internet tour of eXtension; the Cooperative Extension System´s Web resource of current research-based information and educational opportunities. Organized with a slide presentation, the personal finance web site is explored. Other eXtension resources may be covered as time allows. eXtension formally launched at the USDA Ag Outlook Forum in Crystal City, Va., Feb. 21-22, 2008.

Through 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. Organized by communities of practice, experts from across the country work together in specific topic areas.

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. Educational materials focused especially for women in agriculture(e.g. Who Will Get Grandpa’s Farm, Retirement Estimator for Farm Families), plus learning tools appropriate for broader audiences (e.g. Legally Secure Your Financial Future, Getting Ready for Estate Planning) will be explored in this tour.

The Financial Security for All community of practice includes more than 180 professionals who provide research-based and unbiased information and learning modules found at www.extension.org/personal_finance. They provide consumers information that can help them make sound financial decisions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.