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University of Maryland Extension Updates . April 26, 2010 . Topics. UME good news Budget & funding Nutrient Management AGNR Assistant Director Impact Teams Miscellaneous items . UME Good News (1). GIEI Kickoff at Governor’s Residence Monthly speaker series with MG

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  • UME good news
  • Budget & funding
  • Nutrient Management
  • AGNR Assistant Director
  • Impact Teams
  • Miscellaneous items
ume good news 1
UME Good News (1)
  • GIEI Kickoff at Governor’s Residence
    • Monthly speaker series with MG
    • Impact study underway for GIEI
  • Annie’s Project expansion
    • Nine sites in MD and Del; follow-up impact study; JOE article
ume good news 2
UME Good News (2)
  • Engagement at MD/AG Day on Saturday
    • Impact teams well represented
    • Many additional UME displays and exhibits
    • Great promotion of UME and rollout of new promotional items
ume recognized nationally
UME Recognized Nationally
  • Growing Healthy Habits curriculum accepted by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Teresa McCoy, Liat Mackey & Lorrain Harley were invited to present at the National Food Safety Conference
  • Presentations at the National Extension Directors meeting 
national extension picture
National Extension Picture
  • University of Illinois
    • Cutting 46 CEDs & 12 offices
  • University of Georgia
    • Laying off 1400, closing ½ Ext. offices
  • University of Nevada
    • Closing College of Ag
  • Virginia Tech
    • Bill to close 8 offices, consolidate 13 offices, cut FCS and Gardening
budget federal
Budget - Federal
  • President’s proposed budget for Smith-Lever is flat: $297.5 Mil.
  • ECOP’s funding goal is: $350 Mil.
    • For UME, this would be: $588,207
    • One pager developed
  • PILD Conference is taking place this week in DC: promoting UME & funding
nifa afri competitive funding
NIFA / AFRI Competitive Funding
  • $700 M. annually through FY 12
  • Focus is on large and impactful grants
    • Must have clear and measurable outcomes and behavior / practice change
  • Conference grants are highly applicable to Extension
  • See:
umcp budget fy2011
UMCP Budget FY2011
  • Part of UM’s cut ($10 Mill) will be covered by through furloughs
  • Awaiting final word from UM: we prepared for a 2% cut and 2% reallocation
    • This involves utilizing federal EFNEP funding; adjustments with FSNE funding and vacant lines
budget state
Budget - State
  • Initiatives that are underway: Community Development – including financial management,
  • Multi-state work with PSU on Fruit Pathology
  • Cost Recovery
    • Meant to generate funding that can be invested into supporting your programming efforts
budget local
Budget - Local
  • UME is seeing effects of the down economy on local budgets
    • Wide range from flat to 20% cuts & greater
  • Baltimore City situation
    • Strong work by Manami & EAC to reach out to City Council
    • Taxpayer night on May 10 at 5:30
ume nutrient management program
UME Nutrient Management Program
  • Recent developments
  • Plan for FY11
    • UME will continue with plan writing
  • Plan for FY12
    • Will be determined
agnr assistant director
AGNR Assistant Director
  • National Search closes on April 30
  • Search committee meets in early May
  • Interviews end of May – early June
    • Take part and provide your input to the search committee
  • Goal is to have someone in the position by September
ume impact teams
UME Impact Teams
  • Our Impact Teams will help position us for the future
    • Programming, Resources, Impact
    • Emphasis on multidisciplinary programming
  • Organizational teamwork will enable us to show measurable impacts across the state
ume impact teams successes
UME Impact Teams Successes
  • AGNR statewide newsletter
  • HealthSmart In-service
  • Leadership by CLCE for PILD
  • Reading Makes Cents – MoneySmart
  • Evaluation efforts and impact assessments underway
  • Several funding/grant proposals
impact teams updates
Impact Teams – updates
  • Change in HealthSmart Co-leader
  • Program Leader liaisons
  • Team funding
    • Purpose to advance team efforts
  • Overall Impact Team success requires that everyone is engaged
ume annual conference
UME Annual Conference
  • UME Annual Conference was canceled for this year because of budget cuts
  • May 24 (Admin Monday) will be all day meeting for Impact Team co-leaders
  • Hold remaining Admin Mondays
agnr convocation thursday may 6
AGNR ConvocationThursday, May 6
  • Overviews of AGNR Research & Academic programs
  • College awards: including several for Extension
  • - Register by April 30
future of extension
Future of Extension
  • Great organizations are those that develop the resiliency to bounce through cycles to succeed over the long term
  • Organizational approaches:
    • Excellence vs. Mediocrity
    • Growth vs. Stagnation
  • Bounce: Barry Moltz, author
  • We are in tough times that will take a lot of perseverance
  • “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish”
    • John Quincy Adams
  • To this end, thank you for your hard work and making a difference in the lives of people across the state
    • Example: Charles County business owner