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2017 Southern Urban Extension Summit

Hosted by the Southern and 1890 Regional Caucus of the National Urban Extension Leaders, the 2017 Southern Urban Extension Summit was the first-ever convening specifically designed for urban Extension professionals in the South. Below you will find access to the presentations.

August 3-4 in Chattanooga, TN

DAY 1 | Cross-Program Connections: Making a Difference

11:00 -12:30 | Registration and Poster Set-Up

12:30 Plaza A | Lunch

1:00 Plaza B&C | Kickoff: A National Framework for Urban Extension

                                 Michael Barry, County Extension Director, Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County, University of

                                 Tennessee/Tennessee State University (UT/TSU) Extension

                                 Sheldon Hammond, Northwest District Extension Director, University of Georgia Extension

1:30 Plaza B&C | Keynote: Trends and Possibilities for Urban Extension

                             Julie Fox, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Urban Metro Program Leader and Central Regional

                                 Director, Department of Extension, The Ohio State University (OSU)

2:00 Plaza B&C | Lightning Talks and Panel Discussions: Innovative Integrated Program Models

                             Featuring Extension professionals from Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

3:15 | Break

3:30 Plaza B&C | Reflecting and Connecting around Urban Extension

                             Katherine Williams, Wake County Extension Director, North Carolina Cooperative Extension

4:00 - 5:30 TN River Room | Poster Walk and Networking Reception            

DAY 2 | Engaging Communities: Igniting Partnership for Greater Impact

7:30 - 8:30 Plaza A | Breakfast

8:30 Plaza B&C | Launch Day 2

                                 Anthony Tuggle, Rutherford County Extension Director, UT/TSU Extension


8:45 Plaza B&C | Igniting Partnerships for Greater Impact: Tennessee Delegation

                                 Regina Harvey, Executive Director, Dominion Financial Management, Inc.

                                 Mattie Moran, Director of Workforce Development & Education, Chattanooga Area

                                 Chamber of Commerce

                                 June Puett, Extension Agent, Hamilton County, UT/TSU Extension

9:30 | Break

9:45 Plaza B&C | Lightning Talks and Discussion Panel: Innovative Community Collaborations

                             Featuring Extension professionals from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana

11:00 | Break

11:15 Plaza B&C | What Came First, the Program or the Impact?

                               Faith Peppers, Director of Public Affairs, University of Georgia (UGA) Extension

12:15 Plaza A | Lunch


1:00 Plaza B&C | World Cafe Conversation: Strengthening Our Southern Urban Extension Caucus

                             Kristin Feierabend, Area Agent for Urban programs, North Carolina Cooperative Extension


3:00 - 3:30 Plaza B&C | Closing Keynote

                                        Michael Thurmond, Chief Executive Officer, DeKalb County, Georgia